Posted on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 11:55 pm
Sheldon, NY (May 28, 2019) – The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office has now released the identities of the adult victims who were involved in the tragically fatal collision that took place on Sunday morning, May 26th. The collision was a result of an intoxicated driver who ran a stop sign at the intersection of Route 20A and Maxon Road.
Richard Sawicki, 20, of Lackawanna, was determined to be the intoxicated driver of a Dodge truck who crashed into a minivan that was carrying a family of nine people from New Jersey to Niagara Falls. The crash sadly killed three people, including a 4-year-old child, and injured two others.
Police have now identified the two deceased adults as 47-year-old Odina Castro De La Cruz and 32-year-old Mayelin Brito-Castro. The identity of the 4-year-old is being withheld. The identities of the two injured adult passengers have been confirmed as 55-year-old Reyes Rodriguez and 26-year-old Maria Brito-Castro.
Sawicki was arrested and charged with DWI, aggravated vehicular homicide, and reckless driving. He is being held at Wyoming County Jail on $100,000 bail.
At this time, our deepest condolences are extended to the family members of the deceased victims, first and foremost. We also wish to extend our sympathies to both injured parties as they attempt to make a full recovery. Following a fatal car accident in New York, we understand that it can be difficult for victims and bereaved families to focus on anything other than their recovery; however, it is important to know that you may have substantial rights in terms of being compensated for your loss.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to those who have unfairly suffered due to the actions of a seriously negligent party, such as an intoxicated driver. We realize that there is nothing as difficult as the sudden loss of a family member, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time.
If you have lost a loved one or suffered serious injuries in a New York car accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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