JOHNSTOWN - The planned Fulton County Court sentencing Friday of a driver of a car that crashed into a house in December was rescheduled.
Judge Polly A. Hoye said last week that Justin M. VanNostrand, 20, of 186 Elmwood Ave., Gloversville, has retained a new lawyer and because of that, the sentencing was delayed.
VanNostrand was to be sentenced Friday to 2 1/3 to seven years in state prison. He pleaded guilty June 13 before Hoye to second-degree manslaughter and third-degree reckless endangerment, both felonies. He was the driver of a car involved in the Dec. 4 crash at the intersection of Route 29 and Steele Avenue Extension in the town of Johnstown. The accident claimed the life of his friend, Christopher Insogna, 19 and seriously injured Insogna's sister, Kelsey R. Insogna, 17.
Assistant District Attorney Chad Brown said Tuesday there is an appearance set before Hoye for 1:30 p.m., Sept. 17, for "possible" sentencing.