A Dunkirk woman and a teenager are facing charges in connection to a fatal crash last month on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.
Sheriff’s deputies say 27-year-old Jessica Mann originally told them 16-year-old Paul Williams was driving the car that turned in front of a motorcycle operated by 53-year-old Charles Phillips of Derby on July 21. But their investigation revealed that Mann was actually driving.
Phillips died at Lakeshore Hospital.
Mann and Williams are both charged with providing a false written statement, obstructing governmental administration and conspiracy. She was also ticketed for failure to yield the right of way and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. She jailed on $2,500 bail.
Sheriff's deputies say Mann has also been detained by federal authorities for an incident that occurred in the City of Dunkirk in February of this year.