Man Faces Charges in Fatal Crash

July 11, 2013 Updated Jul 11, 2013 at 2:19 PM EDT

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Man Faces Charges in Fatal Crash

July 11, 2013 Updated Jul 11, 2013 at 2:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) - Wallace Hedgepeth of Buffalo is facing charges in connection with a June 23 fatal accident on the ramp to the 33 near Elm Street in Buffalo.

Police have charged the 20-year-old with DWI, vehicular manslaughter and unlicensed operation of a vehicle. Investigators say Hedgepeth was driving at a very high rate of speed when the incident occurred around 3:30 Sunday morning.

21 year old Jireh Williams, a back seat passenger in the vehicle, died from injuries suffered in the accident.

Hedgepeth was arraigned this morning in Buffalo City Court.