Crash kills elderly driver in Town of Royalton

TOWN OF ROYALTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – Authorities have identified Wilbur Rhinehart, 85, as the victim from Lockport who died in a crash on icy roads in Niagara County Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff’s deputies tell News 4 the accident happened around 4 p.m. on Akron Road in the Town of Royalton.

Deputies say a car heading southbound slid into the northbound lane, crashing into a second car.

Rhinehart died on the scene. The other driver, 39-year-old James Zak from the Town of Royalton, is in serious condition at ECMC. 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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