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Buffalo driver pleads guilty to vehicular assault for causing serious injury crash

A 21-year-old Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to vehicular assault for his role in a two-vehicle T-bone crash in the Town of Tonawanda that caused a traumatic brain injury to a passenger in another vehicle, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Maxamillion Hernandez also pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired by a drug.

Hernandez, while impaired by marijuana, was speeding on River Road on May 10, 2016, when he ran a red light and crashed into a cab, prosecutors said.

He was again arrested on Aug. 14, 2016, on Route 400 in West Seneca for impaired driving after he was stopped by a West Seneca police officer. The officer observed him speeding and weaving in and out of traffic.

Hernandez faces up to four years in state prison when sentenced by Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio on Oct. 26.

District Attorney John J. Flynn commended the Tonawanda and West Seneca police departments for their investigative work.

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