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Olean man charged with manslaughter following fatal April crash



An Olean man is facing multiple charges following a fatal April 5 crash on Highway 52 in Miller County.

A Miller County prosecutor has charged Chester McComb with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, second-degree involuntary manslaughter and failure to drive on the right half of the road.

On the morning of April 5, McComb told investigators that he was leaving a court hearing in Waynesville for a speeding ticket on Highway 52 when the crash occurred. McComb said he was blinded by the sun and could not see the other vehicle during an interview with a trooper, according to the probable cause statement.

Investigators report McComb was traveling west on Highway 52 and crossed the centerline causing the crash.

The driver of the other vehicle, Steven Thompson, died due to injuries from the crash.

Neither man was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

McComb does not have a defense attorney listed, according to online court records.

McComb has been issued a summons for an initial court appearance on Sept. 14

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Karl Wehmhoener


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