- Associated Press - Thursday, August 17, 2017

LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a truck driver was shopping online on his cell phone when his vehicle rear-ended a car, killing its driver.

Troopers say 27-year-old Kristofer Gregorek of Ballston Spa was arrested Thursday on a manslaughter charge related to the June 8 crash that killed 45-year-old Ellen Volpe of Rochester.

Investigators determined that Gregorek was using his cell phone to shop and then complete a survey when his Freightliner box truck hit Volpe’s Honda in Lancaster, about 10 miles east of Buffalo.

Gregorek was to be arraigned in Lancaster town court Thursday evening. It could not be determined if he has a lawyer to comment.

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