Charges Pending in River Road Accident

September 27, 2013 Updated May 20, 2010 at 1:55 PM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated May 20, 2010 at 1:55 PM EDT

TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW) -- Two people are in the hospital with what officials are calling serious and life-threatening injuries after a head-on crash on River Road in Tonawanda.

The incident occurred Thursday morning when one vehicle attempted to pass another, colliding head-on with the vehicle in the oncoming lane.

Police believe alcohol along with speed may have played a factor in the morning crash.

The names of those involved have not been released, and charges are pending as the investigation continues.