PEMBROKE, N.Y. (RELEASE) - An arrest has been made after completing the investigation intothe fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on interstate 90 inthe Town of Pembroke on December 12, 2009.
Julie Stratton was first involved in a car deer accident whichdisabled her vehicle in the lane, and was then struck by a tractortrailer. She was killed as a result of injuries sustained in thatsecond accident.
Investigation revealed that the driver of the tractor trailerwas in violation of the Transportation Law. He was operating thetractor trailer while keeping fictitious log books. He was also onduty for over 27 hours with a very limited amount of sleep. Theinvestigation revealed that he was operating on only about fourhours of sleep at the time of the accident. Investigation into thedriver's actions at the time of the accident also revealed that hewas using a lap top computer, which was on his lap, to streampornographic movies while he was operating the truck.
The Genesee County DA's Office was advised of the details ofthis case and a conference was held on January 26, 2010.
The driver of the truck, Thomas Wallace 9/26/64 of Ohio, came tothe New York State Police, Thruway, Buffalo station for a secondinterview on January 26, 2010. He made admissions during thisinterview. Wallace was arrested and processed for Manslaughter 2nddegree and arraigned in front of Judge David O'Connor of the Townof Pembroke Court. Wallace was committed to the Genesee County Jailin lieu of $50,000 cash or $200,000 bond.
Also, the Western New York Regional Computer Forensic Lab wasinstrumental in this investigation. They provided technicalassistance through the analysis of computer evidence.
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