Shelby, NY (May 25, 2020) – A 22-year-old backseat passenger was hospitalized after a car crash caused by an intoxicated driver, according to police. The incident was reported last Friday night, May 22nd, at approximately 11:45 p.m.
According to officials, 27-year-old Randy Wright, of Medina was traveling east along Martin Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees. Authorities arrived at the scene where the backseat passenger was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
Wright was arrested and charged with DWI, second-degree assault, and other violations. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
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