Driver charged in deaths of Salamanca town supervisor, clerk-elect

Posted at 10:03 PM, Dec 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 09:31:49-05

A Village of Cattaraugus man is under arrest, charged in the crash that claimed the lives of a Salamanca couple.

27-year-old Kevin Donaldson Jr. is now charged with D.W.I. and two counts of Vehicular Manslaughter.

Salamanca Town Supervisor Michael Phillips and his wife Donna, who was town clerk-elect, were hit and killed while crossing Rt. 353 Friday evening.

Both were pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators say the couple was walking to Town Hall at the time. 

Donaldson was arraigned. He is free. He post bail at $20,000.