Sweden, N.Y. - The driver whose passenger died in a fatal crash in Sweden back in February pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.
Taylor Carbonaro, 21, was arraigned on a five count indictment which included charges of second-degree manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, two counts of DWI and reckless driving.
Mallory Hale, 24, was killed while riding in the car driven by Carbonaro when it crashed first into a pole and then into a parked truck on Route 19 near the corner of Lake and White Roads.
The owner of the truck that Carbonaro hit found Carbonaro under a trailer 30 feet away, about 15 minutes after the crash.
Hale was a mother to a four year-old boy and left behind three siblings as well as her parents and extended family.
Carbonaro and Hale were dating at the time of the crash and documents attached to the indictment offer new details about what happened around 12:45 a.m. on the morning of February 17, 2012.
"I don't really remember, I'm so drunk and had way too much to drink," is what a Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy claims Carbonaro said once located at the crash scene. "Just get me out of here, my leg is killing me."
The Sheriff's Office reports go on to include statements Carbonaro reportedly made to investigators while at Strong Memorial Hospital where he was being treated for injuries he sustained in the crash. A twelve minute tape-recorded interview at the hospital is part of the evidence against Carbonaro.
"I was at Sienna's Bar in Brockport on Main street. I has some beer and mix drinks and some shots," Carbonaro reportedly told investigators at the hospital. "I think it was about 2-3 mix drinks. I left and was driving on Lake Road when I swerved to miss a deer and I do not remember what happened after that."
One investigator notes in the report (attached) that the needle of the speedometer on the car Carbonaro was driving was frozen at 90 m.p.h.
Carbonaro is out on bail. He, his mother, and lawyers had no comment after court on Thursday.