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Man gets probation, fine in fatal western NY crash

February 7, 2014
Associated Press

WILSON, N.Y. (AP) — A 61-year-old man who pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide for a crash that killed two people in western New York has been sentenced to five years' probation and a $5,000 fine.

Frederick Lederhouse of Ransomville was sentenced in Niagara County Court on Wednesday. The judge said he can't drive for at least five years and must undergo a drug and alcohol abuse evaluation.

Prosecutors say Lederhouse was going 86 mph when his pickup truck rear-ended a car on the afternoon of March 27 in Wilson, 30 miles north of Buffalo. The truck then hit a second car.

Police say 58-year-old Cathy World of Wilson, whose car was rear-ended, was pronounced dead at a hospital. The 69-year-old driver of the second car, Ronald Zauner of Wilson, died at the scene.



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