Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Steuben County: 6-year-old killed in crash, father charged with vehicular manslaughter and drug impaired

On Monday, at approximately 6:25 p.m., State Police responded to a one-vehicle, fatal accident on State Route 36 in the town of Wayland, Steuben County.
The operator, Derek Clark, 30, from Wayland was traveling eastbound on SR 36 when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a guide rail and a telephone pole causing the vehicle to overturn.
Derek’s 6-year-old daughter, Leah Clark was in a booster seat in the back seat was pronounced dead at the scene.
Derek was arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd Degree and was committed to the Steuben County Jail on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.