The fatal crash, last Sunday morning, on Route 14A in the town of Seneca took the life of 36 year old, Angela Hoaglin. 26 year old Christopher Christensen who was behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck Hoaglin's car was charged with reckless driving and failure to yield, which are traffic violations.
The tragic accident raised the question of why Christensen is not facing more serious charges: Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero addressed the question in an exclusive interview with Finger Lakes News Radio's Ted Baker:
Povero says if the evidence showed any form of criminal intent; stronger charges would have been filed. He explained that the Sheriff's office conducts a thorough investigation and, based on the evidence, the District Attorney decides what charges are warranted. Povero was very clear that the DA's office does not opt for lesser charges when the evidence points to criminal intent:
Povero was a guest on the Finger Lakes Morning News.