Per the Cheektowaga Police Department Accident Investigation Unit:
On August 30, 2013 at approximately 3:50 pm; a vehicle (2007 Chevrolet HHR) operated by 27 year old Adrianne Hettinger, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., was eastbound on Losson Road and veered into the westbound lane and struck head-on a vehicle (2008 Saturn Vue) operated by 66 year old Frank Addeo of Lancaster, N.Y., who was westbound on Losson Road.
A third vehicle (2008 Saturn Aura) operated by 28 year old James Miller of Silver Creek, N.Y., was also westbound on Losson Road and struck the 2008 Saturn Vue in the back end after the initial collision.
In the rear seat of the vehicle operated by Hettinger were her two children; a 7 year old boy and a 3 year old boy. Both children were rushed to Buffalo’s Women and Children’s Hospital via Rural Metro. The 7 year old was admitted with minor injuries and the 3 year old boy was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Hettinger was taken to ECMC where she was treated and admitted. Addeo was also taken to ECMC where he was treated and also admitted. The driver of the third vehicle sustained minor injuries but was not transported.
The accident is still under investigation and currently no charges have been filed. If anyone witnessed this accident please contact the Cheektowaga Police Department at 686-3510.