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Driver of Vehicle that Killed a Boy in Delaware Park Cannot be Prosecuted for a Crime


After intensive investigation it is found that the driver's conduct does not rise to the level of a crime under NYS Penal Law or NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.   

Driver in Another Fatal Collision Prosecuted to Fullest Extent of the Law


Wayne Ware of Buffalo admitted to being impaired by drugs when he hit an oncoming vehicle, leading to the driver's death.

Three Drug Dealers Taken Off the Streets


All three defendants were prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 


Frank A. Sedita, III
District Attorney

The District Attorney represents the citizens of Erie County in criminal cases and is our chief law enforcement official. The District Attorney’s Office, regardless of the police agency conducting the investigation, is responsible for the just prosecution nearly every crime committed in Erie County; i.e. the prosecution of misdemeanor cases in the city, town and village courts; the prosecution of felony cases in State Supreme Court and Erie County Court; and, the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony cases in several specialty courts. We are also responsible for all post-conviction litigation in the state and federal appellate courts.