November 19, 2012

Sanford man convicted of manslaughter in 2010 accident

Zachary Bubar was driving a car that crashed into a van, killing his passenger, Shawn Beaulieu of Sanford.

The Associated Press

ALFRED — A 24-year-old Sanford man has been convicted of manslaughter and several other charges for causing a traffic accident in town that killed one person and sent five to the hospital.

A York County Superior Court judge found Zachary Bubar guilty on all nine counts following a two-day bench trial last week.

The Journal Tribune reports that sentencing has not been scheduled.

Authorities say Bubar was behind the wheel of car in July 2010 that crashed into a van. Police say a speeding Bubar pulled into the northbound lane around a car that was signaling to make a right turn and slammed into a van headed north.

Shawn Beaulieu of Sanford was in the front passenger seat of Bubar's vehicle. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

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