UPDATE: DWI suspect charged following fatal rear-end crash in Parma

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UPDATE: DWI suspect charged following fatal rear-end crash in Parma

MONROE COUNTY, NY – Authorities have charged a 33-year-old man following a two-vehicle crash last Sunday, June 2, in Parma that claimed the life of an 18-year-old University of Buffalo student, according to The Spectrum, the university’s student-run newspaper.

The fatal wreck occurred on a stretch of Burritt Road near Butcher Road at around 1:00 a.m.

A preliminary investigation found that a 33-year-old man was driving a Toyota Camry westbound when the car collided with the back of a Honda CRV driven by the teenage victim.

The 18-year-old driver died from her injuries at the scene. A passenger in the struck vehicle was transported to an area hospital for non-fatal injuries. The surviving victim is expected to make a recovery.

Following the crash, the 33-year-old driver, who was taken to a local hospital for injuries considered non-life-threatening, was arrested. He admitted to consuming about four beers before getting behind the wheel of the Camry, and said he had no prior awareness of being on Burritt Road when the crash occurred. He faces a charge of vehicular manslaughter in the second degree and has since been arraigned in Parma Town Court and booked into Monroe County Jail, where he is being held on $40,000 bail. His case is expected to be reviewed by a Monroe County grand jury.

An investigation remains open and ongoing.

If you have lost someone you love to a collision someone else caused, we would like to offer our deepest condolences. Our compassionate team at Campbell & Associates is here to provide the personalized legal support you deserve after a senseless loss. Our Buffalo wrongful death attorneys work tirelessly to help families like yours pursue justice and maximum compensation during a very difficult time. Book a free consultation with us by reaching out at (716) 992-2222 or online today.


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