Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 38-year-old Nicholas J. Rosado, also known as Nicholas J. Boaz, of Mayville was sentenced yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to 2 to 6 years in prison.  

On Thursday, July 7, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the defendant was driving a pickup truck northwest on Abbott Road when he hit a bicyclist near Kenefick Avenue in the City of Buffalo. The defendant left the scene without reporting the incident to police. The victim, 27-year-old Theodore Dionne of West Seneca, died from his injuries.

Rosado pleaded guilty to one count of Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting with Personal Injury Resulting in Death (Class “D” felony), the highest count in full satisfaction of the indictment against him, on July 20, 2023. As part of the sentence, the defendant’s driver’s license and vehicle registration were revoked. Therefore, Rosado will not be permitted to operate a vehicle upon his release under supervision.

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department Accident Investigation Unit and the West Seneca Police Department for their work in this investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christopher M. McCarthy and Chief Paul J. Glascott of the Vehicular Crimes Unit.  

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