Fatal crash judge Ware failed to be a…
Fatal crash judge: Ware failed to be a father.
An Eastchester man’s “failure to be a father” led to a car crash a year ago that killed three teenagers, a Pennsylvania judge said as he lectured him at an emotional sentencing hearing Thursday.
Judge Raymond Hamill told Michael Ware, 54, the crash had been “preventable, irresponsible, reckless, stupid, selfish” and, finally, “criminal” — convincing him to send Ware to prison for 6 1/2 to 16 years.
Ware admitted in July that he had let his unlicensed daughter, then 15, drive his Chevrolet Suburban on Aug. 30, 2014, near a Pocono resort community in Paupack Township, where he owns a vacation home. His daughter took the vehicle, with five friends inside, to buy breakfast before speeding down a hill and flipping the SUV several times.