Tractor driver charged with DWI after collision with van

TOWN OF BRANT, N.Y. (WIVB) — Four people were hospitalized after a crash on Route 438 Wednesday night.

Investigators say a tractor collided with a van around 8:30 p.m. in the Town of Brant. The man operating the tractor, Keith Renaldo Sr., 54, was transported to ECMC by Mercy Flight for head and leg injuries.

The 34-year-old van driver and her 10-year-old daughter were taken to Women and Children’s Hospital. A 33-year-old passenger was taken to Lake Shore Hospital.

The Erie County Sheriff’s office investigated the incident and ended up charging Renaldo with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Route 438 between Woodchuck Road and Sulpher Springs Road was closed, but reopened about four hours later. 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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