Victim in fatal Sunday night ATV accident in Colden has been identified

TOWN OF COLDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) — The victim in Sunday night’s fatal ATV accident has been identified.

Joseph Ernst, 35, of Depew, was killed Sunday evening.

People on South Hill Rd. in Colden called 911 around 8:40 p.m. after hearing a loud crash and finding an injured Ernst in a ditch.

Members of the Sheriff’s office, as well as volunteer fire personnel, went to the scene, where the man was pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation by the Erie County Sheriff’s Department. 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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