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Woman faces charges after car’s plunge off Humboldt Parkway

A woman who was in the car that plunged off Humboldt Parkway on Sunday night and crashed onto the Kensington Expressway below has been arrested and detained on $200,000 bail, authorities said Thursday.

Authorities believe that Carresian Holloway, 19, was in the getaway car leaving the scene of a fatal shooting on Purdy Street.

A man was seen by witnesses running from the car.

Holloway had to be extricated from the heavily damaged vehicle by emergency crews. She was taken to Erie County Medical Center and admitted for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

After her release from the hospital Tuesday, Holloway was immediately taken into custody by Buffalo homicide detectives and arrested. On Wednesday, she was arraigned on charges of criminal possession of a weapon, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and criminal mischief with intent to damage property.

Police have declined to release information on what connections Holloway and the man, whose name has not been released, might have had with the slaying, which occurred just before at 8:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Purdy. A search for the man was continuing, and anyone who might have information on him is asked to call the Buffalo Police Department confidential tip line at 847-2255.

Police have said the gunman arrived at the house and kicked open a door and began shooting. Antwaine Vance, 42, of Buffalo, suffered a fatal gunshot wound at the scene. Dominique Jackson, 24, who was also in the house, was wounded and taken to ECMC for treatment.

Authorities have said the suspected getaway car was traveling at a high rate of speed on Glenwood Avenue with its lights out when it crashed through the Humboldt Parkway guardrails and plummeted some 25 to 30 feet onto the expressway. The vehicle was equipped with air bags, which may have saved the occupants’ lives.

Holloway, at the time of the crash, was free on $5,000 bail. She had been arrested Oct. 26 on charges of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing governmental administration. A felony hearing on those charges is set for next Thursday.

City Court Judge Betty Calvo-Torres has scheduled further proceedings for 9:30 a.m. Monday for Holloway on the latest charges in connection with the suspected getaway car.