An Ellenville man has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter in the crash that killed his wife last year.
Claude Moody, 53, made the plea Thursday in a Kingston court. His wife, Demetra Barnes-Moody, died in October after he slammed his sports utility vehicle into a stationary backhoe on Route 44 and 55 in Rochester.
Moody had a blood-alcohol level of 0.13 percent and had Ambien, a sleep-inducing drug, in his system.
He faces up to seven years in prison.