Man dies in head-on crash in Erie County

LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man is dead following a Monday crash in Lancaster between a van and tractor trailer.

Police in Lancaster responded to the scene of a crash on Genesee Street near Harris Hill Road just before 12 p.m. Officers say they believe the man driving the van crossed the center of the road, striking the tractor trailer.

The crash killed the 42-year-old driver of the van, with first responders on the scene pronouncing him as dead. Officers have yet to release the man’s identity.

A full investigation is underway, as police say they’re not yet sure what led the man to shift lanes into the semi’s path. 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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