Driver to Serve Prison Time in Wolcott Fatal Crash Case

stephanie clavell update
Wolcott Police

A driver who pleaded guilty to texting while driving when she struck and killed a motorcyclist in Wolcott last June will spend at least two years in prison.

Stephanie Clavell pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in August. Police said she was using her cellphone behind the wheel when she slammed into the back of a motorcycle on Meriden Road in Wolcott in June 2013.

Motorcyclist Terrence Doyle died of his injuries three days after the crash.

Clavell was arrested in July 2013 and was sentenced Monday to six years in prison, suspended after two, followed by three years of probation, according to the court.

A driver who police said was texting while driving when she struck and killed a motorcyclist in Wolcott late June of last year has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.

Stephanie Clavell, 24, also pleaded not guilty to operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a hand-held telephone, electronic device or while texting, according to the state judicial website.

She is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 10.

Clavell was driving her Subaru on June 25 when she ran into motorcyclist Terrence Doyle while he was stopped at a traffic light on Meriden Road in Wolcott, killing him. 

Police arrested her on July 15, 2013 after she turned herself into police.

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