(**New)West Valley teen killed in car-truck accident in Cattaraugus County...

One person was killed... and three others were hurt in a two vehicle crash on Route 219 in the Cattaraugus County town of Ashford.  Sheriff's officers in Little Valley say 18 year-old Anna Schroeder of West Valley was northbound just after 9:30 a.m. Sunday... when her car crossed the center line... and, went into the path of a southbound pick-up truck.  The driver of the truck... James Heidrich of Niagara Falls... was unable to avoid the collision.  Deputies say Schroeder was pronounced dead at the scene.  Heidrich was flown to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for treatment.  Officers say his two passengers... a North Tonawanda man, and another from Maine... were taken to ECMC by ambulance.  The investigation into the crash is continuing.


Driver who allegedly left the scene of serious, head on crash in Lakewood now identified...

The man who allegedly fled from his wrecked car following a head-on crash at a busy Lakewood intersection last Friday has now been identified by authorities.  Lakewood-Busti Police say 38 year-old Victor Cameron was determined to be the driver of the Nissam Maxima involved in the accident... which occured just after 5 PM at the intersection of Fairmount and Fairdale Avenues.  Sergeant Investigator Paul Gustafson says they have now issued a warrant for Cameron's arrest for leaving the scene.  He's asking anyone with information on Cameron to contact them at 763-9563.  Gustafson says Lakewood-Busti Police were joined in the investigation by Sheriff's officers, Ellicott Town Police, and State Police.  Police and fire rescue crews were called to the scene of the collision... which involved serious injuries.


Democrat Johnson nominated by Independence Party to run on their line in November's County Executive vote...

Chautauqua County Executive candidate Ron Johnson has received another line on the November ballot.  The Johnson Campaign Committee says county Independence Committee Chairman Thom Shagla has officially announced that the Fredonia businessman is the party's choice for County Executive.  Shagla says the party's executive committee was impressed by the Democrat's -- "wide range of experience... and, his non-partisan and independent ideas.  He is an independent thinker and that's what we are looking for in our candidates."  Johnson says -- "the Independence Party focuses on electing qualified candidates who are not restricted by 'party politics."  He says he will be an "independent County Executive."  Johnson is the owner and operator of Johnson Adult Homes in Fredonia, and was the lead developer of Fredonia Place.

 

 

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