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May 10, 2013

Driver in fatal Youngstown crash was from Lockport

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — A Lockport man has been identified as the driver who was killed Thursday in Youngstown when his vehicle crashed through a guide rail and along Church Road and ended up partially submerged in the Niagara River.

Marlo G. Jackson, 30, was found unresponsive in the vehicle when emergency crews responded to the 6:55 a.m. report.

According to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, the investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Church Street, when it failed to stop at Main Sreet. The vehicle went through the guide rail and continued 100 feet down an embankment before flipping over in relatively shallow water.

An autopsy was expected to take place Thursday. Toxicology testing on the victim could take several weeks to complete.

A similar fatal crash, also involving a Lockport man, happened at the site in February 2008.

A Lockport man was driving east on Church Street and went straight through the “T” intersection with Main Street. Two men later discovered the car lodged up against a tree and Arnold P. Barnett’s body a short distance away.

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