The driver in the deadly crash into the McKinley Monument in downtown Buffalo, has been charged by police.

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Paul Tolbert, who was driving the minivan that crashed into the McKinley Monument, killing the passenger, has been charged. The fatal crash happened the morning of Thanksgiving 2020. According to WGRZ, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn has charged Tolbert with one count of vehicular manslaughter. Tolbert was arraigned from his hospital's rehabilitation facility, according to the D.A.'s website.

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Tolbert's passenger, Angel Marie Cobb, was killed in the crash. The District Attorney's office says that Tolbert was driving at a high rate of speed. The minivan flew through the air and struck the McKinley Monument. Tolbert is still in the hospital, where he is being held without bail. He's facing a maximum prison sentence of 7 years, if convicted on the second degree felony manslaughter charge. According to WKBW, he is due back in court on January 11.

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The passenger, Angel, leaves behind her 8-year-old son Luca. According to WIVB. Luca's grandmother will be caring for him now.

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"The family is in need of your prayers and any financial contribution would be greatly appreciated. Luca meant so much to Angel and we want to make sure that he has everything that he needs for the future." ~ Angel Marie Cobb GoFundMe Page

The GoFundMe page has been organized by Shannon Coates to benefit Luca.

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