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Newfane man facing manslaughter charge in connection to fatal crash in Lockport

Lockport pedestrian struck
Posted at 4:47 PM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 16:47:44-04

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Newfane man is facing a manslaughter charge in connection to a fatal crash in Lockport in March.

The Niagara County District Attorney's Office announced an indictment was unsealed in Niagara County Court Wednesday charging 20-year-old Sean Kelahan with manslaughter and other charges.

On March 18, officers responded to the intersection of Transit Road and High Street for the report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. 25-year-old Richard Howes III was attempting to cross Transit when he was struck by multiple vehicles and killed.

Kelahan was charged with the following crimes:

  • Second-degree manslaughter
  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • Leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle incident without reporting
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding

Bail was set at $100,000 cash, $200,000 bond.