Modified: August 29, 2016 10:25pm
The Erie County District Attorney’s Office announces that 30-year-old Shane Heisler of Hamburg has been arraigned in West Seneca Town Court on the felony charge of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree.
On July 16, 2016 at 1 p.m., Heisler was driving his vehicle on Union Road in the Town of West Seneca when it is alleged that he drove into the oncoming lanes of traffic and struck a vehicle being driven by 65-year-old Ronald Heiss.
Riding in Heiss' vehicle were his wife Diane Heiss and 71 year-old Barbara Guenther of West Seneca, a rear seat passenger. Guenther died as a result of injuries from the accident.
The people in the Heiss car were on their way to a wedding when the crash happened.
Heisler pleaded not guilty and will be back in West Seneca court on September 2 9:00 a.m. for a felony hearing.
Judge Filbert set bail in the amount of $15,000 cash/$25,000 bond.
Assistant District Attorney Robin J. Deubler is prosecuting the case.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.