A suspected drunk driving crash killed 3 and injured 6 at US-20A and Maxon Road in Sheldon, NY.
3 Family Members Killed, 6 Others Injured in Suspected DWI Crash
Three members of a New Jersey family were killed and six others were injured when a suspected drunk driver T-boned their vehicle in Sheldon, NY on May 26. The victims killed in the crash have been identified as 4-year-old Kiara Hernandez; her mother, 32-year-old Mayelin Brito-Castro; and grandmother, 47-year-old Ondina Castro De La Cruz.
According to investigators, the family was traveling west on Route 20A on their way to Niagra Falls when a Dodge Ram collided with their Kia Sedona minivan. The driver of that Dodge Ram, 20-year-old Richard Sawicki, was allegedly drunk and reportedly ran through a stop sign right before the crash.
Two other 4-year-olds were injured in the crash, along with a 10-year-old and 14-year-old. Those children, along with a 26-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man, were all transported to a hospital with injuries of varying severity.
Sawicki was also hospitalized and released. He has been charged with vehicular homicide, DWI, and reckless driving. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 10.