Cheektowaga Woman Pleads Guilty In Crash That Injured Three

Modified: February 22, 2017 4:32pm

2/16/2017

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 24-year-old Amber Miller of Cheektowaga has pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns to one count of Vehicular Assault in the 2nd Degree for a car crash that injured three people. 

On July 28, 2016, at approximately 4:27 p.m., while impaired by alprazolam, a depressant, Miller was driving on Central Blvd. in Cheektowaga.  As a result of her impairment, her car crossed over to the other side of the road and struck 3 children, causing serious physical injury to Devon Mills of Cheektowaga, who was 12 years old at the time.  The defendant then fled the scene and returned approximately 12 minutes later.  

As a result of the collision, Devon Mills sustained a brain bleed and is recovering.  15-year-old Timothy Clontz and 12-year-old Kendrik Hampton both of Cheektowga also sustained physical injuries. 

Miller faces up to four years in prison when she is sentenced by Justice Burns on May 10, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. 

DA Flynn commends the Cheektowaga Police Department for its investigative work, including Lt. Steven Berecz. 

Vehicular Crimes Bureau Chief Kelley A. Omel is prosecuting the case.