Opening arguments heard in criminally negligent homicide case

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Opening arguments are underway in the trial of an Elmira man, charged in a fatal car crash that killed his passenger two years ago.

Charles Wheeler, 45, is charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide for a 2015 crash that killed Matthew Carpenter, 30, also of Elmira.

Authorities said Wheeler tried to pass a dump truck in a no-passing zone on Federal Road when he lost control, veered off the road and hit several trees.


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