Caden Charneski, the 19 year old driver involved in a crash which left two people dead has been charged with Vehicular Manslaughter in the 1st Degree, two counts of Vehicular Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree, and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs at his arraignment hearing earlier today.
Charneski is accused of driving under the influence of marijuana and striking a motorcycle, killing Harolyn and Matthew Matteson on Westinghouse Road in Horseheads in July 2018.
Charnetski pleaded “not guilty”, and was released on his own recognizance by Judge Richard W. Rich.
Charnetski faces a maximum of 15 years in prison on the first-degree vehicular manslaughter charge as well as additional time for the remaining charges. Chemung County District Attorney Weedon Wetmore noted that Charnetski is still eligible for youthful offender status in which case he could only receive a maximum of four years in prison.