Passenger killed after car goes off road, hits trees

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – Chautauqua County Sheriff’s responded to a motor vehicle accident late Saturday night.

Patrick J. Grimm of Ashville, was traveling northbound on Butts Road at a high rate of speed.

His vehicle left the roadway and collided with a series of trees.

Darrin R. Powers, Grimm’s passenger died in the accident.

Grimm suffered only non-life threatening injuries.

An investigation is underway and charges are pending. 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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