Belfast woman sentenced in fatal Route 52 crash
Belfast — A judge on April 6 sentenced a Belfast woman to three years in prison for a crash that killed one of her passengers and injured two others.
Chelsea Larrabee, 20, was sentenced three years in prison. Her sentencing follows a no contest plea last month to charges of one count of manslaughter, one count of driving to endanger, and two counts of aggravated criminal operating under the influence, each of which is a felony charge.
In addition to her prison sentence, Larrabee will also be required to complete 100 hours of community service, will be on probation for four years and will have her license suspended for six years.
On May 14, 2016, Larrabee was driving west on Lincolnville Avenue (Route 52) in a 2008 Pontiac passenger car shortly after midnight when her vehicle started to drift off the road to the right, police said. She over-corrected and the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road before rolling through a field.
The posted speed limit in the area where the crash occurred, about 500 feet from the Belfast/Northport line, is 45 mph, but police estimated Larrabee was driving at least 80 mph, according to published reports.
A passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old Christopher Wiley, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered a head injury. He later died at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Another passenger, Cheyenne Larrabee, 23, was partially ejected and suffered broken bones and internal injuries.
Neither Wiley nor Cheyenne Larrabee was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Chelsea Larrabee and Carl C. McIntire, 24, were taken to Waldo County General Hospital to be treated for non-incapacitating injuries following the crash, police said.