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Driver arrested and facing charges after crash in Lewiston that killed his passenger

Lewiston Fatal Crash
Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-25 12:25:03-04

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WKBW) — A driver has been arrested and is facing charges after a crash in Lewiston that killed his passenger.

Lewiston police say 29-year-old Patrick Pardee turned himself in Wednesday and is charged with the following:

  • Second degree vehicular manslaughter
  • Driving while ability impaired by a combined influence of drugs
  • Third degree aggravated unlicensed operation
  • Traffic violation

According to police, Pardee crashed his car into a tree off Lewiston Road near Riverdale Cemetery on June 18. The passenger in the vehicle, 32-year-old Matthew Maines of Youngstown was pronounced dead at the scene.