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Guilty plea in Cheektowaga fatal DWI crash

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 10:55:34-04

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A 28-year-old Cheektowaga man has pleaded guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter after he drove drunk and hit and killed a woman in May.

The Erie County District Attorney says Blair Bell was drunk behind the wheel on May 4th, 2019, when he hit 46-year-old Tonya Gravely on Pine Ridge Road in Cheektowaga. Gravely was getting things from her parked car at the time. She was taken to ECMC where she was pronounced dead.

Bell pleaded guilty to the highest charge against him and was released on his own recognizance. He'll be sentenced December 19th at 9:30 a.m.