Driver Pleads Guilty for Causing Crash in Collins That Injured Others

Modified: July 25, 2019 8:11am

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7/25/2019

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 26-year-old Kalah Schultz of Brant pleaded guilty to before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to one count of Vehicular Assault in the First Degree, a Class “D” felony. The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest sustainable charge on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

The defendant admitted that on December 10, 2018, at approximately 8:06 p.m., she was driving on Route 438 on the Seneca Nation of Indians territory in the Town of Collins when her vehicle collided with another.

All five people from the other vehicle were taken by ambulance to ECMC to be evaluated, and three suffered injuries as a result of the crash.

Schultz faces a maximum of 7 years in prison when she is sentenced on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. She was released on her own recognizance.

DA Flynn commends the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit for their work in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christopher M. McCarthy of the Vehicular Crimes Bureau.