Webster woman charged with DWI, vehicular manslaughter after fatal crash


    Lindsay Szuba was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, DWI and multiple traffic violations. (Photo: Webster PD)

    Webster, N.Y. (WHAM) - A man from Webster was killed in a crash Monday afternoon on Empire Blvd. near Gravel Road.

    The other driver involved in the crash woman was arrested and charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter.

    Webster Police said 54-year-old Roger Cook was driving south on Gravel Road near Empire Blvd. around 3 p.m. when an SUV driven by 33-year-old Lindsay Szuba crossed over the center lane and hit Cook's car head on.

    "As soon as you laid eyes on the cars, you knew it was going to be a tough one," said Glenn Wilbur, an assistant manager at Mavis Discount Tire. His store is just steps away from the scene.

    He said the sound of the collision was unlike anything he'd ever heard.

    "It was brutal, the whole place shook," said Wilbur. "Everybody in the building gasped, you just right away it was a bad one."

    He noticed Cook was in rough shape. But he couldn't get to him.

    "I could tell the gentlemen was in a lot of distress," said Wilbur. "As soon as I saw him, I knew there was nothing I could do for him, there was no getting in the cars, they were so destroyed."

    Today, Wilbur is saddened to hear the crash may have been caused by drunk driving.

    "It makes it all the worse. Here’s one that’s preventable!"

    He says he's struggling to forget the images of the crash.

    "It’s going to take a long time to get that man’s face out of my mind, it’s tough," said Wilbur.

    Police said Szuba and a passenger in her vehicle were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where they were treated and released.

    Cook was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

    Szuba was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, DWI and multiple traffic violations. She was arraigned in Webster Town Court and was remanded to the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $7,500 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

    The case could is set to before a Grand Jury on Wednesday.

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