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Kenmore man pleads guilty to manslaughter for driving drunk, causing deadly crash in South Buffalo

Posted at 11:51 AM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 11:51:03-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Kenmore man has pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter in the second degree for driving drunk and causing a deadly crash in South Buffalo.

Investigators say 42-year-old Jason Washington was driving at a high-rate of speed southbound on Seneca Street in Buffalo in February when he crossed the double yellow line into the northbound lane and crashed his vehicle head-on into a northbound vehicle near Archer Avenue, and was driving under the influence.

The driver of the other vehicle, 57-year-old Thomas Shoemaker of West Seneca was killed.

Washington faces a maximum amount of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced in February 2022.

Washington is currently out on bail.