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Medford man sentenced for fatal accident caused by driving while drugged

RIVERHEAD - The driver of a pickup truck who ran a red light and broadsided a car killing An East Patchogue woman last April was sentenced today to up to 18 years in prison.

Justin Klein of Medford was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter in the second degree, possession of heroin, driving while under a combined influence of drugs, speeding, and running a red light.

On April 17 of last year, Klein was driving a pickup on Sills Road in East Patchogue when he ran a red light at Gazzola Drive and crashed into a sedan driven by Camille Ricciardo, 71, who died at the scene.    Police said Klein possessed a small amount of heroin.