Man charged with manslaughter following January crash

EAST OTTO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Cattaraugus County man has been charged with manslaughter following a vehicle crash from January.

Andrew Armbruster, 30, was driving in East Otto on Jan. 26 when he crashed into a tractor trailer at the intersection of Bowen and E. Otto Springville roads.

During that time, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s office says Armbruster was under the influence of a narcotic and driving fast in slippery conditions while using his cell phone.

His passenger, Grace Armbruster, was killed in the crash.

Along with manslaughter, Armbruster was also charged with reckless driving and failing to stop at a stop sign. 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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