Binghamton man gets 3 to 9 years in West Side fatal crash


The driver of a car that killed a 70-year-old Binghamton man in a horrific crash in a West Side neighborhood is heading to state prison.

Elijah Burnside, 24, of Binghamton, had pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in connection with the November 21, 2019 crash.

Burnside was sentenced to three to nine years in prison in Broome County Court on Tuesday.

A woman injured in a car accident was found on a sidewalk on Leroy Street on Nov. 21, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A woman injured in a car accident was found on a sidewalk on Leroy Street on Nov. 21, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Burnside was driving the Honda Civic through a stop sign at Chapin and Leroy streets.

The car crashed into a BMW driven by Ronald Phetphongsy, who was on his way to pick up his grandson from school. Four passengers in the Civic were injured.

Investigators estimated Burnside was traveling over 60mph when he ignored the stop sign and crashed into Phetphongsy’s vehicle.

Contact Bob Joseph, WNBF News reporter: [email protected]. For the latest story development news and updates, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

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