Mayville man pleads guilty in motorcycle crash that killed 1, injured 3

Dec 15, 2017

A Chautauqua County man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a motorcyclist and injuring three others in a crash last summer.

Credit New York State Police

The Wyoming County District Attorney's Office says Joshua Huntress, 29, of Mayville pleaded guilty on Thursday to aggravated vehicular homicide and assault.

Prosecutors say Huntress had taken various controlled substances on July 9 and then attempted to drive from a motel in Warsaw to Chautauqua County. He was traveling on Route 20A in the town of Orangeville when his vehicle plowed into two motorcycles.

A woman riding on one of the motorcycles - Tomasa Martinez, 66, of North Tonawanda - suffered fatal injuries. The man she was riding with and the couple on the other motorcycle suffered serious injuries.

Huntress will be sentenced January 18.