Tonawanda Man Arrested in Hit and Run

Accident seriously injured Grand Island woman

Tom Puckett
August 30, 2017 - 4:29 pm

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State Police and the Erie County DA's office announce an arrest in a hit and run on Grand Island that seriously injured a woman.

Edward J. Kuebler III, 27, of Tonawanda is charged with leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.

State Police say on June 13th, the 2017 Ram pick-up truck operated by Kuebler was traveling southbound on East River Road on Grand Island when the vehicle struck Dana Papaj who was walking her dog.

Kuebler failed to stop after the collision and fled the scene. Dana Papaj, 53, of Grand Island, New York was seriously injured as a result of the collision and continues to recover at the Erie County Medical Center.

If convicted of the charge, he faces up to four years in prison.

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