BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The driver involved in a crash that killed two people in South Buffalo in October 2019 was sentenced to three to nine years in prison Tuesday.
Antonio Brown pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and two counts of manslaughter in July and was sentenced Tuesday to three to nine years in prison on each of the four charges to run concurrently in state prison.
On the morning of October 27, 2019, Brown was driving a Maserati on Seneca Street at Pomona Place when he struck a Toyota sedan. The two occupants, 33-year-old Anthony Twentyfive III and 32-year-old Kristin N. LaBruno, were killed. Brown and an unnamed female passenger were taken to ECMC but were not seriously injured.
The Erie County District Attorney's Office says Brown was under the influence of alcohol and traveling at a high-rate of speed at the time of the crash.
As part of his sentencing he was ordered to pay a maximum fine of $5,000 and his driver's license was revoked.
“This defendant made the reckless decision to drive drunk and speed down Seneca Street on a dark, rainy night, causing the deaths of two young people. While the families continue to mourn their loved ones, I hope that they feel justice has been served by this defendant pleading guilty to all of the charges and serving years in prison for his actions that tragically ended the lives of Anthony Twentyfive and Kristin LaBruno,” said Erie County DA John Flynn.
Brown did not face any charges in the crash until August 2020, when a grand jury indicted him on the above charges. At that time, Judge Kenneth Case set bail at $50,000 and revoked his license. Brown met the requirements for bail just over a week later and was released.
Brown spoke in court Tuesday and offered an apology to the families.
Brown address court:— Ed Drantch (@EdDrantch) September 7, 2021
“I want to apologize to all three families.”
Crying he says, “There are no words...that I’m able to say today that will change the way... how you feel about me or what happened that night.”@wkbw