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Teen charged with manslaughter in deadly crash

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Posted at 6:02 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 13:15:26-04

A Cattaraugus County teenager has now been charged with manslaughter in connection with a deadly crash.

Investigators say 19-year-old Cyrus Spruce was speeding in a 2002 Dodge Caravan on Route 17 in the Town of Redhouse when he hit two parked cars as well as a pedestrian standing on the side of the road.

Police say Spruce fled the scene.

The victim, identified as 23-year-old Watson Cooper of Salamanca, was rushed to ECMC where he died from his injuries.

Spruce is being held without bail.