Man Sentenced in Deadly Crash

Drove drunk when he struck a Cheektowaga woman

Tom Puckett
October 18, 2019 - 3:16 pm

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A guilty plea in a fatal crash.

28-year-old Blair Bell of Cheektowaga pleaded guilty to one count of Vehicular Manslaughter in the death of a Cheektowaga woman.

On May 4, 2019 Bell was driving under the influence of alcohol when he struck 46-year-old Tonya Gravely.

Bell hit the victim as she was removing items from her own vehicle that was parked on Pine Ridge Road in the Town of Cheektowaga.

Gravely was taken to ECMC where she was pronounced dead.

Bell faces a maximum of 7 years in prison when he is sentenced on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. He was released on his own recognizance.

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