Deadly Niagara County accident under investigation

SOMERSET, N.Y. (WIVB) — A serious accident led to the injury of two drivers and the death of a passenger of a van in Niagara County Tuesday.

Officials say two vehicles collided at the intersection of Lake and Hartland Roads when a van didn’t yield for a jeep. Police say the resulting collision caused the death of 79-year-old Francis Landers, who was riding as a passenger in the van.

First responders rushed the drivers of both vehicles to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the accident is under investigation but haven’t said if they’ve charged the driver of the van with a crime yet. 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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