2 lives taken in Amherst crashes

May 11, 2017

Amherst Police are investigating two fatal motor vehicle crashes that occurred within seven hours.

Credit Amherst Police Department

Police first responded to the 11000 block of Transit Road about 6 p.m. Wednesday. The pickup truck of Steven Brewer left the road and struck a tree. The Lockport man was transported to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, but died of his injuries.

Then about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, a pedestrian crossing Sweet Home Road near Chestnut Ridge Road in Amherst was struck by the car of an 18-year-old man from Niagara Falls. Police say the pedestrian - a 24-year-old woman - died at the scene.

Anyone with information related to either of the deaths is asked to call the Amherst Police Department at 689-1311.