Modified: June 10, 2016 3:32pm
Acting District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 20 year-old Jamar Sales, formerly of Crestwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York, was arraigned before the Hon. Penny M. Wolfgang in State Supreme Court on a sealed indictment charging him with Criminally Negligent Homicide, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Passing a Red light.
It is alleged that on August 20, 2015, he drove his car, at a high rate of speed through a red light at Masten Ave. and Northampton St. in the City of Buffalo. His vehicle crashed into a vehicle driven by 72 year old Sylvia deRosas who was proceeding through the intersection with a green light. The resulting crash caused her death.
Sales pleaded not guilty and bail was set at $10,000.
If convicted of these crimes, Sales faces a maximum prison sentence of 4 years in state prison.
Acting DA Flaherty commends the Buffalo Police Department Accident Investigation Unit for its thorough investigation.
Like all defendants accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.