Grand Island woman killed in PA crash

ELDRED, PA. (WIVB) – A 26-year-old Grand Island woman was killed and her two passengers were critically injured in a crash Thursday morning in Eldred, PA.

The Bradford Era reports the accident between a car and tractor trailer closed Rt. 446 between Portville, NY and the PA town for 10 hours. Lindsay Schmit died at the scene. Her passengers, a child between the ages of 3 and 4 and 23-year-old Christopher Johnson, were taken to Olean General Hospital before being flown to a hospital in Buffalo. They remain in critical condition.

State Police in Pennsylvania say none of them were wearing seatbelts.

The driver of the tractor trailer, a 53-year-old Olean man, was not injured in the crash. The tractor trailer reportedly belongs to Olean Wholesale Grocery Co-op.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, but say Schmit’s vehicle crossed into the southbound lane and was struck. Icy roads may have been a factor. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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