Aiexpress – The 24-year-old Vasu Laroiya from Iselin, New Jersey, was given a prison term of 8 ⅓ to 25 years on Friday, January 26, after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of Katie Fisher.
Laroiya said he was drunk and Snapchatting at 156 miles per hour on I-87 in Colonie on May 28, 2022, when his Tesla hit Fisher’s Honda Civic.
Police say Fisher, a junior at the University at Albany from Ballston Spa in Saratoga County, then hit a fence on the eastern shoulder, which set fire to her car.
Her injuries were so bad that she died at Albany Medical Center after being taken there.
Laroiya said he had a previous arrest for drinking and driving in New Jersey in 2019.
Along with the time he spent in jail, his license was taken away.
On the other hand, Fisher’s “contagious laughter” was remembered in her obituary.
According to her memorial, she was “a shining bright light with an unbelievable smile.” Everyone around her enjoyed her hilarious sense of humor.
Fisher got her high school diploma from Ballston Spa in 2018 and her associate’s degree from SUNY Adirondack. She couldn’t wait to start her job as a teacher.