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Tonawanda, NY: Fatal Traffic Collision Causes Closure of I-290

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Last Updated: 02-08-2022
Last Updated: 02-08-2022
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach

Tonawanda, NY: Fatal Traffic Collision Causes Closure of I-290

Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 11:46 pm    

Tonawanda, NY (October 22, 2018) – According to the Tonawanda Police Department, a deadly motor vehicle accident took place on Interstate 290 near Buffalo, in Tonawanda during the early morning hours on Monday, October 22. The crash that occurred at around 1:00 a.m. was confirmed to have resulted in the death of at least one individual.

Tonawanda police were called to the scene along with paramedics to assist the injured victims and evaluate the damages. At least two vehicles are believed to have been involved, however, that information has not been verified as the cause of the crash is currently unknown. Paramedics were able to confirm the death of at least one person, although it has not been made clear as to whether or not the unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene or at a later time.

The fatal wreck was confirmed to have occurred in the westbound lanes of the interstate between the Niagara Falls Boulevard and Colvin Avenue exits. Authorities stated that traffic in the area had to be diverted for over four hours as police began their investigation and crews worked to clear debris.

There has been no word as to any other injuries at this time. The interstate was reopened at around 5:30 a.m. and authorities are continuing their investigation into the crash.

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We would like to extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the family members of the victim during this tragic time. We also offer our genuine sympathies to anyone else who may have been hurt in this crash. Car accidents in New York can happen for various reasons, which are often related to a negligent driver.

Tonawanda, NY - Fatal Traffic Collision on Interstate 290

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