Reckless driving blamed for crash

SHELDON — A Buffalo man is facing multiple charges in the aftermath of a June 13 high-speed pursuit, Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputy Austin Harding was patrolling at 11:57 p.m. on Route 20A in Orangeville when he observed a vehicle driving westbound at a high rate of speed. He went after the vehicle and noticed it was allegedly trying to flee.

The pursuit continued through Varysburg before the driver, later identified as William Cruz-Guadalupe, 44, crashed into a treeline at the top of Buffalo Hill in Sheldon. Cruz-Guadalupe was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center and later released.

Cruz-Guadalupe has been charged with third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, speeding, moving from lane unsafely, driving to the left of pavement markings, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving an uninspected vehicle, displaying a forged inspection sticker, failure to wear a seat belt, and two counts of speeding more than 55 mph.

Cruz-Guadalupe is to appear in Sheldon Town Court at a later date.

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