Man killed in Newfane vehicle crash identified, driver charged

NEWFANE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday, the Niagara County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian in Newfane.

Authorities say a car was traveling west on Ridge Rd. when it hit David McCollum II, 33, in the westbound lane. McCollum, who lived in Newfane, died at the scene.

The driver, identified as Lockport resident Kara McDonald, 25, was taken to a local hospital for minor wrist injuries.

McDonald was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. 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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