PORTLAND — A man from Pittston was sentenced Tuesday to serve at least 16 months in prison for manslaughter in last year’s death of a St. Joseph’s College student who was riding in a car that crashed in Standish.

Tyler Hall, 21, was sentenced in Cumberland County Unified Criminal Court to six years in prison, with all but 16 months suspended. He will be on probation for four years after his release. If he violates probation, he could be ordered to serve the suspended portion of his sentence.

Hall was driving his Mazda 626 on April 14, 2012, when he lost control at high speed and went off Chadbourne Road between Route 114 and White Rock Road.

The car rolled several times and landed in a chain-link fence. Clark Noonan, 20, of Bangor, was killed when he was thrown from the car.

Two other students who were riding with Hall, James Philbrook of Auburn and Terence Cullen of Sully, Iowa, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

Noonan was a sophomore business major and a 6-foot-6 center for St. Joseph’s basketball team. At Bangor High School, he was a standout basketball and soccer player.


On Tuesday, Justice Thomas Warren ordered Hall to pay nearly $9,250 for Philbrook’s medical bills.

Hall pleaded guilty to manslaughter and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced to 11 months on the latter charge, to be served concurrently with the manslaughter sentence, said a spokeswoman for the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office.

A third charge, leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, was dismissed.

Three other people were charged in connection with the crash.

Noonan’s girlfriend, Taylor Renee Swift of Berwick, was driving a second car back to the college campus from elsewhere in Standish. A charge of reckless conduct is still pending against her.

Jacob Brown and Zachary Johnson, both of Westbrook, pleaded guilty in February to furnishing a place to allow minors to possess or consume alcohol. Each man was fined $1,000.

— Staff Writer Scott Dolan contributed to this report.

David Hench can be contacted at 791-6327 or at:

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