Fatal accident closes portion of Rt. 20 in Hamburg

Photo credit: Craig Harris

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB)-  Police closed a portion of Rt. 20 following a serious accident that killed one person Saturday afternoon.

According to Town of Hamburg Police, the accident happened in the 6500 block of Rt. 20.

Police say a 58-year-old Derby resident was driving west bound when the vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic before briefly coming into contact with a motorcycle traveling eastbound.

The vehicle then left the roadway, striking a tree and rolling before coming to a rest off the roadway.

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle was flown to ECMC by Mercy Flight for treatment of their injuries.

The driver of the motorcycle sustained only minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to the MACC.

The accident remains under investigation and more details will be available at a later date.


Photo credit: Craig Harris
Photo credit: Craig Harris

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