Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident - Cambria, NY
Issued By: Niagara County Sheriff's Office
Issued On: 05/15/18 4:40 AM
Affected Jurisdictions: Niagara County
Category / Publication: Press Release - General


On May 14, 2018 at 2312 Hrs. the Niagara County Dispatch Center received several 911 calls reporting a serious injury accident having just occurred in front of 4637 Saunders Settlement Rd in the Town of Cambria. On location, Deputies located a Chevrolet Traverse and a Honda motorcycle in the south side ditch. Early investigation indicates the westbound Traverse operated by a 19 year old female, crossed the center line into the eastbound lane and struck the eastbound motorcycle operated by a 23 year old male, head on. The motorcycle operator was ejected after impact and came to rest in the ditch. The Motorcycle became lodged under the vehicle and was dragged approximately 100 feet through the ditch and became dislodged after the Traverse struck a culvert. The motorcycle then caught fire and was extinguished by an unknown passerby. The Male motorcycle operator was pronounced dead at the scene. The female vehicle operator was transported to Mount St Mary's Hospital for evaluation, but was uninjured. Investigation is continuing by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Unit. Identification of the victim is being witheld pending notification of family.