Police Officer In Critical Condition After Crash

February 27, 2011 Updated Nov 5, 2013 at 7:51 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

February 27, 2011 Updated Nov 5, 2013 at 7:51 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW/ release ) The 20 year old female passenger involved in Friday morning's accident at Main Street and Ferry passed away earlier Sunday afternoon at ECMC.

At this time her name is not being released.

Police say she was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Anthony Thompson that struck the vehicle of an off-duty Buffalo Police Officer.

Thompson has already been arrested and charged with :DWI, numerous counts of Vehicular Assault and Running a Red Light.

Officer Gary Sengbusch remains in critical condition at ECMC.

Late Saturday night, the family of Buffalo Police officer Gary Sengbusch released a statement to Eyewitness News...it reads:

As a family we are humbled by the tremendous support of our family, friends and all of the outstanding men and women of the Buffalo Police Department. Gary is in the fight of his life and we could not be more grateful to the first responders and to the staff at ECMC. They are truly second to none. Please keep Gary in your thoughts and prayers. He has a long battle ahead of him but we are certain he will succeed.

Thank you,
The Sengbusch Family

30 year old Gary Sengbusch was off duty and on his way home when he was involved in a crash that left him and another victim fighting for their lives...and Buffalo Police say alcohol is to blame.

Police say 22 year old Anthony Thompson ran a red light at the intersection of Ferry and Main Streets at approximately 2a.m. Friday morning, hitting Sengbusch's vehicle.

Sengbusch and four of Thompson's passengers were rushed to Erie County Medical Center.

Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda commented at a Friday afternoon news conference, "It has an impact because the Buffalo Police Department is a family. When something happens to one of our officers, we take it seriously. Again, our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family."

Thompson is charged with DWI, 5 counts of vehicular assault, and running a red light. Officer Sengbusch is listed in critical condition, and a female passenger in Thompson's car is listed in grave condition at this hour.

Eyewitness News will continue to follow this story.