Driver charged after fatal motorcycle crash

VARYSBURG, N.Y. (WIVB)- A motorcyclist was killed Sunday afternoon on Rt. 20A.

State police say two motorcycles, each traveling with a rider and passenger, were eastbound on 20A when a westbound vehicle crossed the center line. The vehicle struck both motorcycles.

All four people on the motorcycles were taken to area hospitals via ambulance and Mercy Flight. One of them, North Tonawanda resident Tomasa Martinez, 66, died at the hospital.

The conditions of the others are unknown at this time.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the motorcyclists, Joshua Huntress, was also taken to the hospital. He was later charged with Manslaughter, DWAI and several vehicle and traffic violations.

Huntress was jailed in Wyoming County on $250,000. 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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