Lexington Area Judge Rejects Plea Deal Involving Deadly Crash

Accidents are indeed fatal and have led to the loss of several lives across the globe. Kelsey Durkin of New Canaan, who was in her final year at Washington & Lee University, was killed in a fatal car accident while returning from a party with her friends.

More About The Incident

The accident happened at about 1:30 a.m. on Dec 3, 2013, when a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe was crashed by striking a tree stump. The car was driven by Nicholas Perry Hansel, 22, who was a one-time student at Washington and Lee University. Along with Kelsey Durkin, there were nine other students who were seriously injured in the crash.

Accidents are indeed fatal and have led to the loss of several lives across the globe.

Cause Of The Crash

Nicholas Perry Hansel is said to have consumed alcohol before driving and had twice the amount of alcohol content in his blood, which he initially refused to get it tested. Hansel was trying to navigate a turn on the Turkey Hill Road, and that’s when the crash happened.

More About Kelsey Durkin

Kelsey Durkin graduated from the New Canaan High School in 2010 and was in her final year at Washington & Lee University as of 2013. She was a part of the New Canaan girls’ ice hockey team and served as a senior defenseman. Many of Kelsey Durkin’s friends recalled Kelsey as a person who was always cheerful and happy.  Kenneth Ruscio, the president of Washington & Lee University, issued a statement on the deadly crash and grieved for Kelsey Durkin, who was killed in the fatal car crash.

Rejection Of The Plea Deal

Nicholas Perry Hansel, 22, who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and the death of Kelsey Durkin, applied for a plea deal in the court. A plea deal is sort of an agreement between the defendant and the prosecutor, where the defendant agrees to a particular charge in return for some concession. This was however rejected by the Lexington, area judge.

Recent Turn Of Events

Nicholas Perry Hansel, 22, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail with seven years being suspended. He was involved in the fatal crash and death of a 21-year-old Kelsey Durkin, who was in her final year at Washington & Lee University as of 2013.

No one can get away with a crime, and this particular case is a clear instance of that.

A plea deal is sort of an agreement between the defendant and the prosecutor, where the defendant agrees to a particular charge in return for some concession.