BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and manslaughter following a fatal crash in south Buffalo.
This past October, prosecutors say Antonio D. Brown, 34, was driving a Maserati that crashed into a Toyota on Seneca St. near Pomona Pl. at around 2:30 a.m. Prosecutors say he was driving fast and under the influence of alcohol at the time.
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn describes the accident scene as chaos. Flynn says it wasn’t clear who was driving the Maserati because when police arrived no one was inside the Maserati and Brown was sitting on someone’s porch.
“A short time later, there was a female who was on a cellphone kind of walking around, it was determined shortly after that she was also a passenger in that Maserati car and then there were other people coming out of houses left and right in that neighborhood,” Flynn said. “So you had a chaotic situation, and the bottom line is that it was not crystal clear who was driving the Maserati.”
It’s been about 10 months since the incident happened. Flynn says the delay due to a number of factors.
“The buffalo police department did an outstanding job on the accident investigation report. That report takes a while though, we didn’t get that report completed until January,” Flynn said. “Now, I don’t have a complete accident report until January, and now I’m a position, where I have a few more things to do here in order to button this up, and then the virus hits. And so now, I’m on a freeze.”
Anthony Twentyfive, III, 33, and his passenger Kristin LaBruno, 32, were killed as a result of the crash.
Brown and his passenger received treatment for non-life threatening injuries at ECMC.
If Brown is convicted of the highest charge, the aggravated vehicular homicide, then the maximum sentence is 25 years.
Brown is in jail with $50,000 bail and his license has been revoked.