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