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Driver in June crash charged with assault, lying about incident

A woman involved in a one-car crash into a tree that injured two people last summer has been charged with lying about the incident. (Photo: Alecia Kaus)

Stafford, N.Y. (WHAM) - A woman involved in a one-car crash into a tree that injured two people last summer has been charged with lying about the incident.

Our news partners at The Batavian report that 31-year-old Nicole Sullivan has been charged with assault 2nd, endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, falsely reporting an incident, and operator leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

On June 10, Genesee County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene of a crash on Fargo Road for a car into a tree.

Deputies found Zachary Schwartz, 21, and Sullivan on the porch of a home near the scene of the crash.

Schwartz was later determined to be a person with disabilities. Investigators said Sullivan did not report the crash as soon as she was able to so that Schwartz could get the help he needed.

Sullivan told them that the driver had run off, prompting a search for the mystery person. However, Sullivan later admitted that she and Schwartz were the only ones in the vehicle at the time of the crash and she was the driver.

Schwartz was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious head injuries. Sullivan was taken by Mercy Ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital with head and leg injuries.

Deputies also later issued a number of citations to Sullivan.

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