Mayville Man Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Vehicular Homicide

WARSAW – Joshua Huntress, 29, of Mayville pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated vehicular homicide and assault, stemming from a July 9 crash in Orangeville, N.Y., which killed a North Tonawanda woman and injured three others.

Prosecutors say Huntress had taken various controlled substances on July 9 and then was driving from a motel in Warsaw to Mayville. 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, 66-year-old Tomasa Martinez was killed. The man she was riding with and the couple on the other motorcycle suffered serious injuries. Huntress will be sentenced Jan. 18, according to the Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office.