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North Tonawanda Woman Charged in 2 Vehicle Crash


Erie County Sheriff Timothy B Howard reports a two vehicle injury crash at Stahley Road and County Road in East Amherst.

18 year old Charissa L. Szpaicher, of North Tonawanda, was traveling south on Stahley Road in a 2004 Chevrolet and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with County Road.  Ms. Szpaicher's vehicle struck a 2013 Ford pickup truck, driven by 42 year old Thomas Page of Amherst, who was traveling west on County Road. Preliminary  investigation indicates that Ms. Szpaicher was looking at her cellular phone's GPS application at the time of the crash.

Ms. Szpaicher was transported by Twin City Ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, where she is listed in stable condition;  Mr. Page did not receive any injuries requiring transport to a hospital.

Ms. Szpaicher was ticked for driving a motor vehicle while using an electronic device, failure to stop at a stop sign, and failing to yield the right of way.