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Man indicted on 15 felonies for Gates crash that killed two

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On September 23, 2020, police in Gates said VanDoren was driving a pickup truck on Spencerport Road near Marc-Mar Trail when he crossed over the center line and crashed head-on into another car. Dianne Donnelly, 67, was driving with William Lawson, 81, in the passenger seat. (WHAM photo)

(WHAM) - A man from Rochester has been indicted on 15 felony charges, including aggravated vehicular homicide and manslaughter, for a crash that killed two people in September.

Anthony VanDoren, 43, was indicted by a Monroe County grand jury on five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of second-degree manslaughter, two counts of criminally negligent homicide, DWAI with combined alcohol and drugs, four counts of DWAI by drugs, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

On September 23, police in Gates said VanDoren was driving a pickup truck on Spencerport Road near Marc-Mar Trail when he crossed over the center line and crashed head-on into another car. Dianne Donnelly, 67, was driving with William Lawson, 81, in the passenger seat.

Both Donnelly and Lawson were killed.

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VanDoren allegedly had a suspended license, with suspensions dating back to 2010, and had several single-use packages of suspected heroin or fentanyl.

Investigators later said VanDoren was driving a pickup truck which belonged to UA Maintenance, LLC. The owner of the company was charged with facilitating unlicensed operation and DOT infractions.

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