After car crash today, Holley woman faces numerous charges

Posted 4 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Press Release, Sheriff Scott Hess

KENDALL – A Holley woman is facing charges for driving while intoxicated, Aggravated DWI, Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content at .08 percent or higher, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Leandra’s Law, following a 2-car crash this afternoon in the Town of Kendall.

The incident occurred at about 3:15 p.m. at the intersection of West Kendall Road and Roosevelt Highway (Route 18).

A 2005 Chrysler Suburban was traveling north on West Kendall Road. The driver failed to yield right-of-way at the stop sign and made a wide right turn into the path of a 2015 Chevrolet pick-up truck travelling west on Route 18. Collision between the two vehicles subsequently occurred.

The driver of the Chrysler is identified as Kristen E. Richardson, 45, of Holley. There were two 13-year-old children in her vehicle. One child was Richardson’s, and the other was the child of a friend. Neither Richardson nor her passengers were injured.

The driver of the Chevy truck is identified as Gregory A. Fitch, 52, of Olcott in Niagara County. Fitch’s children, ages 15 and 19, were passengers in his vehicle. Neither Fitch nor his passengers were injured.

Following the arrest process, Richardson was released to the custody of her husband. She will appear in Town of Kendall Court on Sept. 14.

The incident investigation and arrest was conducted by Deputy A.L. Jenks, with assistance from Deputy B.M. Larkin.