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Oakfield man accused of DWI in 3-vehicle crash faces more charges

Genesee County sheriff's deputies added a litany of new charges – including vehicular assault and reckless driving - against an Oakfield man already accused of driving while intoxicated in connection with a three-vehicle crash Wednesday in Corfu.

The crash sent four people to the hospital.

Jacob J. Szumigala, 24, was driving a Hyundai Sonata westbound on Route 33 around 5 p.m. at a high rate of speed when he rear-ended a Honda Civic, the Sheriff's Office said.

The collision caused the Honda to travel into the eastbound lane where it was struck by a pickup occupied by two people.

The driver of the Honda, James M. Hoskins of Corfu, as well as the occupants of the pickup, identified as Gerald D. Sanders and Lynn Sanders of Batavia, were taken to Erie County Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.

Szumigala also was taken to ECMC with minor injuries and charged with DWI.

At an arraignment Friday in Village of Corfu Court, Szumigala additionally was charged with: second-degree vehicular assault, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, speed not reasonable and prudent, failure to keep right, following too closely, unsafe pass on the left, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, violation of a restricted use license and throwing refuse on a highway.

Szumigala was taken to Genesee County Jail on $10,000 cash bail and was scheduled to return to court May 14.

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