[This article is from the Syracuse.com, April 5, 2012]

Syracuse, NY – An Onondaga County grand jury has cleared a Phoenix man of criminal charges in a December crash that claimed the life of a Cicero-North Syracuse High School student.

Timothy Williams, 45, of 426 Pendergast Road, was cleared by the grand jury on charges of second-degree vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while impaired.

The charges stemmed from a Dec. 8 crash at Northern Boulevard and Totman Road in Cicero that claimed the life of 17-year-old Taylor Fleming.

Authorities said Williams was driving south on Northern Boulevard when Fleming pulled out in front of his vehicle in her vehicle from Totman Road.

Although officials said Williams did not cause the fatal crash, he was charged with driving while intoxicated after the results of blood tests came back.

But the defense lawyer today said the grand jury heard evidence that did not support a DWI charge against Williams.