Driver charged in fatal Niagara Square crash that killed passenger

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- A Buffalo man is facing seven years in prison after a November car crash that left a woman dead.

Paul Tolbert, 40, was virtually arraigned from a hospital Tuesday on one count of Vehicular Manslaughter.

Officials say on November 26 of last year, Tolbert drove a minivan southbound on Delaware Avenue at high speed and crashed into the McKinley Monument in Niagara Square, killing 34-year-old Angel Marie Cobb of Buffalo.

“I anticipate there’s going to be more charges at some point. obviously, he’s allegedly speeding. the issue of controlled substances may come to fruition as far as an initial charge. i just wanted to get a homicide charge on him right now,” said Erie County District Attorney John Flynn.

Tolbert has been hospitalized since the crash and is scheduled to return on Monday, January 11 for a Felony hearing.

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