Man admits being drunk in wrong-way Skyway crash

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WIVB) – An East Aurora man pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular assault Wednesday for a crash on April 19.

Matthew Graham, 28, admitted to being drunk when he drove his car the wrong way on the Skyway, crashing into an oncoming car. The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says Graham had a .21 percent BAC at the time of the crash.

The crash caused serious injuries to 37-year-old Gillian Eckert’s leg.

Graham could face a maximum prison sentence of seven years in prison when he is sentenced in October. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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