Washington County man sentenced in deadly Queensbury drunken driving crash

A Washington County man was sentenced on Friday to 2 to 6 years in prison for driving drunk and killing a Queensbury man in a crash last May.

Michael Campbell II, 40, of Granville, pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular manslaughter in connection with the May 3 head-on collision that killed Nicholas Canning, 33, according to the Warren County District Attorney’s Office.

Campbell’s had a blood alcohol level of 0.13% after the crash. He had admitted to drinking beer in the hours before the crash and crossing into the oncoming lane.

District Attorney Jason Carusone commended the civilian witnesses who stopped at the crash scene to render aid to the victim and assist police.

“Their efforts immediately after the crash were crucial in helping Patrol Officer Will Greene, Sgt. Ben Geisler, and Investigator Jesse Wittenberg, all members of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, and New York State Police Trooper Joseph Port put together an excellent investigation,” Carusone said in a statement. 

Warren County First Assistant District Attorney Matthew Burin prosecuted the case and was assisted by Manon Affinito, director of Warren County’s Victim Assistance Program, and legal clerk Deondra Davis.