Driver who fatally struck Amherst man will not be charged

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AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — After an Amherst man was killed crossing Niagara Falls Boulevard weeks ago, police say that the driver who struck him will not be charged.

John Strasser, 61, was fatally hit by an SUV shortly before 6 a.m. on August 30.

The accident closed a stretch of the road for hours that morning.

Darkness could have been a factor in the crash, but alcohol or drugs were not suspected. 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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