Olean Man Driving While Drunk Caused Deadly Crash
On April 5, 2018, in Cattaraugus County, New York, an Olean man has been arrested for driving while drunk and causing an accident. He has been apprehended for intoxicated driving that led to a fatal car crash.
This incident occurred at around 4:20 in the evening on April 4th, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. Police on patrol in the area responded to a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Route 417 in the Town of Carrollton.
An investigation was conducted, and officials then determined that a 47-year-old man named John D. McStraw Jr. was attempting to pass a semi-trailer when he hit an oncoming vehicle that was being driven by a 48-year-old from Killbuck.
The 48-year-old man was killed in the collision and pronounced dead at the scene.
McStraw has been arrested for vehicular manslaughter as well as two other counts including driving while intoxicated. He has been taken to Town of Carrollton Court and is in Cattaraugus County Jail with a $15,000 bail.
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