Mark Gutman/Daily News Genesee County Sheriff's and State Police on foot searching for evidence south of the accident on Starr Road near Pavilion, over the border into Wyoming County.

An Allegany County man with a history of stealing cars was charged Saturday with manslaughter for the Friday crash in Pavilion that killed his passenger.

Brennan M. Dean, 20, was arrested upon his release from the hospital and charged with second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony punishable by up to 15 years in state prison.

State police said Dean was high on drugs at the time of the crash on Starr Road.

Troopers said Dean was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt south about 2:30 p.m. at a high speed when he lost control of the car on a curve.

The car slammed into a utility pole.

A passenger in the car was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger has not yet been identified.

Dean ran from the crash but was caught a short time later and taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.

The car had been stolen from North Tonawanda earlier in the day, troopers said.

Dean also was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving while ability impaired by drugs, along with numerous traffic violations.

He was arraigned and committed to Genesee County Jail, with bail set at $100,000.

Dean has a history of stealing cars.

His most recent arrest came Oct. 9, when state police charged him with stealing a car.

In March 2020 he was arrested in Wellsville and charged with grand larceny for stealing a vehicle in Wellsville.

He also was charged in March with stealing a car in Wellsville and has had several other arrests for petit larceny.

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