Man spared prison in fatal Oxford crash

DERBY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Waterbury man received a suspended six-month prison term and a year of probation for a fatal September 2013 accident in Oxford.
Garrett L. Baker, 30, was sentenced on Tuesday in Derby Superior Court. His lawyer has said he was distracted at the time of the accident, possibly with a GPS unit.
Baker was arrested in February 2014 and charged with negligent homicide, reckless driving, distracted driving and failure to drive right.
At the time of Baker’s arrest, the victim’s family said, “The Brooks family has been advised of the arrest of the driver who caused the crash which took Lily from us. While we respect the judicial process and understand the basis for the prosecution of the person involved, this is anything but a happy time.”

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