Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 28, 2019
Triple fatal accident in Wyoming County remains under investigation.
A Lackawanna man remains behind bars and three people are dead following a two vehicle crash on Route 20A at Maxon Road in the Town of Sheldon Sunday morning.
According to the Wyoming County Sheriff Office a westbound SUV on Route 20A with a family of nine from Perth Amboy New Jersey were T-boned by a southbound pickup truck operated by 20 year old Richard Sawicki of Lackawanna after he blew through the stop sign on Maxon Road.
47 year old Ondina Castro De La Cruz and 32 year old Mayelin Brito Castro were ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene.
A four year old child also died from an apparent head injury around an hour later after being taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital.
Investigators say not everyone in the van was properly restrained and there were no child or booster seats in the vehicle.
Sawicki was arrested and charged with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, DWI and Reckless Driving and was committed in lieu of $100,000 bail to the Wyoming County Jail where he currently remains.
Additional charges are expected and the investigation remains on-going which lawmen say will likely take days or weeks to conclude.
An accident in Batavia leads to drug arrest for a Corfu resident.
Following investigation into a property damage accident on Main Street Saturday afternoon City Police took 32 year old Jamie Edenholm of Gabbey Road Corfu into custody.
Edenholm was charged with DWAI by Drugs, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlicensed Operator along with following too closely and was given an appearance ticket for June 5th in Batavia City Court.
City Police bust a Watson Street woman for violating a court order.
48 year old Angela Flowers was arrested for allegedly pushing an individual who had an order of protection in place in an incident on Pearl Street Sunday night.
Flowers is now facing charges of first degree Criminal Contempt and second degree Harassment and was released under supervision of Genesee Justice with an appearance ticket for today in City Court.
A Lakeshore Flood Warning will be in effect today for communities along the shoreline in Monroe and Orleans counties.
The National Weather Service says the advisory goes into effect at seven a-m and will last until five this afternoon.
Forecasters say the wind combined with higher-than-usual water levels could lead to some minor flooding.
Folks living in the affected areas are asked to keep an eye on the conditions.
Changes have been made to a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in New York.
Supporters have filed an amendment bill that would lower the amount of pot a person could legally have.
Under the proposal, taxes on marijuana would also be higher, and the state would spend millions of dollars to teach police how to spot drivers who are under the influence of drugs.
Governor Cuomo made marijuana legalization a part of his state budget, but it wasn’t included in the final agreement.