Medford Man Gets 18 Years for Fatal DWI Crash

A Medford man was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in prison for driving while high on heroin when he crashed his truck into a car, killing a 71-year-old woman last year.

Justin Klein has been convicted at Suffolk County court of vehicular homicide, second-degree manslaughter, possession of heroin, driving while under a combined influence of drugs, speeding and running a red light.

Prosecutors said Klein was driving a pickup truck southbound on Sills Road when he ran a red light at the corner of Gazzola Drive and broadsided a car, killing Camille Ricciardo in her hometown of East Patchogue on April 17, 2012.

Ricciardo was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Klein possessed a small amount of heroin.

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