Man dies, woman in critical condition, following Buffalo crash

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A car crash on Buffalo’s east side sent a vehicle into a tree, leaving a man injured and a woman in critical condition.

Police say a SUV crashed into a tree at about 4 p.m. while traveling southbound on Mendola Avenue off Kensington Avenue. First responders who rushed to the scene of the crash say they transported a 26-year-old Lancaster man and a 28-year-old Cheektowaga woman to the Erie County Medical Center.

The male succumbed to his injuries soon after, but the female is in critical condition. Their identities have yet to be released.

Accident investigators say they’re working to learn who drove the vehicle before the crash, but have learned the driver sped down the road.

The investigation is continuing. 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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