WAYLAND - A six-year-old girl was killed in a one-vehicle collision Monday evening in the town of Wayland, Steuben County. Her father has been charged with driving while high on drugs.
On Sept. 14 at around 6:25 p.m., officers with the State Police responded to a one-vehicle collision on State Route 63 in Wayland.
The driver, 30-year-old Derek E. Clark of Wayland, was traveling east when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a guide rail and a telephone pole, causing the vehicle to overturn.
At the time of the collision, Clark’s daughter, Leah Clark, was seat-belted in a booster seat in the back seat of the vehicle, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Clark was arrested on charges of driving while ability impaired by drugs and second-degree vehicular manslaughter, a class D felony. Following arraignment, he was remanded to the Steuben County Jail on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.