Buffalo man pleads guilty to aggravated vehicular manslaughter

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) — A 31-year-old Buffalo man pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated vehicular manslaughter Thursday afternoon.

Judge C. Coniglio was speeding east on Clinton Street on December 1, 2021, at around 11:15 p.m. County District Attorney’s Office.

The crash pushed the victim’s vehicle into the rear of a second vehicle that was also stopped at the intersection.

James Boyd, 47, of Pennsylvania, was in the vehicle initially rear-ended and died at the scene.

Coniglio was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for treatment for serious injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle rear-ended suffered minor injuries.

The 31-year-old faces a maximum of 25 years in prison. He will be back in court for sentencing on September 8 at 2 pm He is being held without bail.

“DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department’s Accident Investigation Unit for their work on this case,” the DA’s Office said.

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