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July 1, 2013

Newfane crash kills two over weekend

STAFF REPORTS
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — NEWFANE — Two people were killed late Saturday in a motor vehicle accident on Ridge Road in the Town of Newfane.

Sheriff’s deputies and Wrights Corners volunteer firefighters responded to the scene near 7191 Ridge Road where they found a vehicle had struck numerous objects.

According to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, 911 dispatchers received several calls of an accident with inured people around 10:13 p.m.

It was reported that a motorist was heading west on Ridge Road at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate the curve in the road, east of Hess Road.

The driver of the vehicle reportedly lost control, veered onto the north side of the road, striking a mailbox, a small tree, then a large tree where it came to rest.

Both the driver and passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. The deaths were announced Sunday morning.

A portion of Ridge Road was closed by fire police from the Gasport and the Hartland fire districts while the investigation was continuing at the crash site.

The names of both occupants were being witheld until the family was notified and the investiagtion is complete. Names still hadn’t been released as of Sunday evening.