Cheektowaga Crash Claims the Life of a Depew Woman

February 25, 2011 Updated Feb 25, 2011 at 7:31 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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February 25, 2011 Updated Feb 25, 2011 at 7:31 PM EDT

Cheektowaga, NY (WKBW) - A crash on Genesee Street in Cheektowaga has claimed the life of a 29-year-old Depew woman. Cheektowaga Police say just before 6pm Thursday 29-year-old Phillip Kane lost control of his car and abruptly turned into oncoming traffic and crashed into a pickup truck. Kane's passenger and fiance, 29-year-old Elisa Mannella, was killed on impact. Kane remains at ECMC with serious injuries along with the other driver involved in the crash. Police are still trying to piece together exactly what happened and how Kane's car ended up in the wrong lane of traffic.

"It doesn't appear to be weather related. However, that doesn't rule out a mechanical failure or other possibilities with the driver," said Cheektowaga Police Captain James Speyer.

Cheektowaga Police say charges could be pending in the case but it depends heavily on the toxicology and investigation results.