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Niagara Falls man facing vehicular assault charge following crash

Posted: 2:02 PM, Jun 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-09 14:03:46-04
Deadly crash in Genesee County

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara Falls police say a man faces multiple charges following a crash at the intersection of Main Street and Niagara Avenue around 5 p.m. Saturday.

According to police, a 51-year-old Niagara Falls man was traveling north on Main Street making a left hand turn onto Niagara Avenue when he struck the vehicle of a 78-year-old Lewiston woman traveling south on Main Street.

The 78-year-old woman was taken to ECMC where she was in critical condition Saturday.

Police say the 51-year-old man was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to be evaluated, while there he was screened by a NFPD Drug Recognition Expert. Following an evaluation he was charged with DWAI drugs, vehicular assault, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to yield right of way on a left hand turn.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. No update on the woman's condition is available at this time.