Hamburg man accused of causing fatal wrong-way crash

Posted at 9:24 AM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 07:57:50-04

A Hamburg man was traveling on Union Road in the Town of West Seneca when prosecutors say he drove into oncoming traffic and caused a fatal crash.

Thirty-year-old Shane Heisler has since been arraigned for the fatal crash on July 1st. He's charged with vehicular manslaughter in the second degree, a felony charge.

Investigators say Heisler crashed into a car that was carrying three people: 65-year-old Ronald Heiss, the driver, as well as his wife Diane Heiss and 71-year-old Barbara Guenther, a rear seat passenger. Responders say Guenther died of her injuries from the crash.

Heiss and his wife say they were on their way to a wedding when the crash happened.

Heisler pleaded not guilty, and is due in court again on September 2nd for a felony hearing.