SALAMANCA – Salamanca Town Supervisor and the Town Clerk-Elect were struck and killed while attempting to cross Route 353 on their way to the Town Hall, according to multiple well-placed law enforcement source.
According to the source, current Town Supervisor Michael Phillips and his wife, newly elected Town Clerk, Donna Phillps were struck and killed by a vehicle while walking from their home to the Town Hall.
A Cattaragus County Corrections Officer told WNYNewsNow that the suspect, Kevin Donaldson of Conewango, was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and may face other charges related to the incident.
The couple was well respected in the Salamanca community.
Several attempts to contact Cattaragus County political figures for reaction were unsuccessful. We will have more details when they become available.
WNYNewsNow News Director Ryan Hedrick, reporter Melody Peterson and Justin Gould contributed to this report.