POMFRET, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State police have charged a man months after a fatal crash took place in Chautauqua County.
This past February, Emmaline Wilcox, a seven-year-old girl, was killed in the crash on Route 60 in the Town of Pomfret.
Officials say the vehicle Wilcox was in was waiting to turn left into a parking lot when the vehicle was rear-ended and pushed into traffic, leading it to be hit by a southbound tractor-trailer.
The 35-year-old driver of the vehicle Wilcox was in survived, but the girl was pronounced dead at Brooks Memorial Hospital. She was a student of Sinclairville Elementary School.
24-year-old Lakewood resident Nicholas Mineweaser was arrested on Thursday night. He faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and DWI-drugs.