Driver in 2016 Crash That Left Mass. State Trooper Dead Released From Prison

David Njuguna of Webster was convicted in 2019 in the crash that left Massachusetts State Police trooper Thomas Clardy dead three and a half years earlier

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The driver in a crash that left a Massachusetts State Police trooper dead in 2016 has been released from prison.

The Massachusetts Department of Correction confirmed that David Njuguna of Webster was released from custody on Wednesday.



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Njuguna was convicted in 2019 of involuntary manslaughter, motor vehicle homicide, driving an uninsured vehicle and driving to endanger in the crash that killed state trooper Thomas Clardy.

He was sentenced to five to seven years in prison, but was given credit for three and a half years served leading up to the trial.

Clardy, 44, had stopped a vehicle on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton on March 16, 2016, when Njuguna's vehicle hit his cruiser, killing him.

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