LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Niagara County District Attorney announced Wednesday that a Niagara Falls man is facing up to seven years in prison.

Leander Patterson, 42, was sentenced Tuesday for vehicular manslaughter in the second degree. He previously pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and killing 64-year-old Levron Gray on May 19, 2022.

Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on May 19, Patterson crashed through an apartment wall after hitting several vehicles in a parking lot on St. John’s Parkway. The victim was trapped under Patterson’s vehicle and died at the scene.

Patterson was sentenced to serve between two years and four months to seven years in state prison.

“The circumstances of the victim’s death in this case were horrible,” said Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman. “Levron Gray was asleep in a bed when the defendant’s vehicle crashed through the wall into her apartment killing her. The maximum sentence is the appropriate one.”

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