Three members of a family from New Jersey traveling to Niagara Falls are killed in a devastating car accident after being hit by a 20-year-old & # 39; drunk driver & # 39;
- Three members of a New Jersey family died in Sheldon, New York at 6:30 am on Sunday in a devastating drunk driving crash.
- The family – including five children – traveled with an SUV to the Niagara Falls
- Richard Sawicki, 20, was arrested and charged with driving during intoxication and aggravated autistic manslaughter
- Sawicki drove a pick-up and did not stop at a stop sign
- He hit the SUV with so much force that two women were thrown out of the car and the women were declared dead on the spot
- A four-year-old girl was admitted to hospital and died after an hour as a result of a head injury
Richard Sawicki, 20, has been charged with driving under the influence of a crash in a family of nine, killing three on Sunday
Three members of a family from New Jersey, including a four-year-old girl, were tragically killed and six others injured after being hit by a suspicious drunk driver on a road trip to Niagara Falls.
Richard Sawicki, 20, was arrested for the devastating crash that occurred at 6.30 am on Sunday morning when his pickup truck hit an SUV with nine passengers in Sheldon, New York.
The crash occurred on Route 20A and Maxon Road, where two women were thrown out of the car during the violent attack.
Sawicki, from Lackawanna, has been accused of aggravated autistic manslaughter, DWI, and reckless driving for the deadly collision, according to The daily news. His driver's license was also suspended.
He was put on bail for $ 100,000 and must appear in court on June 20.
The SUV drove west along Route 20A when Sawicki, with his pick-up truck on Maxon Road south, did not stop at a stop sign and crashed into the SUV.
The women thrown out of the car were declared dead on the spot. A four-year-old girl was taken to Wyoming County Community Hospital by ambulance and died of her head injury about an hour later.
Sawicki drove a pick-up truck and bumped into a New Jersey family of nine in an SUV on a road trip to Niagara Falls on Sunday at 6:30 am after not giving in to a stop sign. The crash occurred at the intersection of Route 20A and Maxon Road in Sheldon, New York (above)
Close-up: The broken pick-up in the crash shown above where the front has been destroyed
The SUV on which the family traveled, pictured on its side in a grassy ditch after a fall
He hit the SUV with such & # 39; n force that two women and a four-year-old girl were thrown out of the car. The women were declared dead on the spot, the child was admitted to hospital and died an hour later with injuries to her head
The other six family members of the crash were injured in the crash
An adult male, a female, a 14-year-old, a 10-year-old, and two other four-year-olds were also rushed to the hospital in the accident. The man has been released from the hospital.
The woman is being treated at the Erie County Medical Center. The others are being treated at the Oishei Children's & # 39; s Hospital in Buffalo.
The identity of the victims has not been released pending notification to family members.
Sheriff Gregory Rudolph from Wyoming responded to the scene after reports of a & # 39; crash with multiple droppings and injuries & # 39 ;.
He said that all nine passengers in the SUV were relatives who went to Niagara Falls.
Sawicki, from Lackawanna, has been accused of aggravated autistic manslaughter, DWI and reckless driving for the deadly collision. His license has also been suspended
According to his Facebook, he has several trucks, including this black pickup truck, which appears to be the destroyed truck he crashed into
Sawicki was taken to the Erie County Medical Center and released.
A myriad of first responders responded to the scene on Sunday morning.
Rudolph praised the rescuers and said: & # 39; The answer was overwhelming & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Every time a child is involved, and in this case we had five, it attracts you. It is a tragedy, & he added.
The accident is still being investigated and, according to the sheriff's office, further costs are expected WKBW.
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