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Man, 25, pleads guilty to leaving scene of fatal accident on Tuscarora Reservation

A Town of Niagara man pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident six years after the incident, according to the Niagara County District Attorney.

Timothy J. Martin Jr., 25, was arrested March 24 in the Town of Lewiston after Lewiston Police solved the case that led to Martin pleading guilty Thursday in Niagara County Supreme Court, the District Attorney's Office said.

The charge was leaving the scene of a personal injury accident resulting in death, the District Attorney's Office said.

The accident, which took the life of Loren Jacobs, occurred Feb. 8, 2012, on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation, the District Attorney's Office said.

"The Lewiston Police Department deserves every bit of credit for their incredible police work and unwavering dedication to this case over the past six years," said District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek in a statement Friday.

Martin faces a maximum 2 1/3 to seven years in state prison when he is sentenced June 15, the District Attorney's Office said.

He was held in custody in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond, the District Attorney's Office said.

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