Fatal Accident In Downtown Buffalo

July 4, 2011 Updated Jul 5, 2011 at 3:47 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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July 4, 2011 Updated Jul 5, 2011 at 3:47 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW)- Buffalo Police continue to investigate an early morning crash that happened Monday morning, killing a 22-year-old Buffalo woman.

On Tuesday, Police officially released the name of the woman who lost her life.

Eyewitness News spoke with the victim's family and friends Monday, who are in mourning over the death of 22-year-old Lanesha Cleveland.

According to police, Cleveland was driving northbound on Delaware Avenue when her vehicle was struck by another car near Tupper Street at 3:45 Monday morning. Police say her minivan rolled over and the impact partially ejected the 22-year-old from the van. The crash killed Cleveland and injured 4 of her passengers. The other driver involved was unharmed in the crash. It's still unclear exactly what happened early Monday morning and the Buffalo Police Accident Investigation Unit continue to look into the case.

"Everyone's heart is broken," said Larry Cleveland, Lanesha's Brother. "Today you're suppose to be a celebrating for the 4th of July, but it's a day to celebrate the life of my sister."

Cleveland was a 2007 graduate of Lafayette High School. Her family says she recently enrolled at ECC for nursing and was interested in computers and cosmetology.

Three other passengers in that vehicle were taken to ECMC to be treated. 21 year old Destinee McBride and 21 year old Shania Duncan were treated and released. 28 year old John Hayward is listed in fair condition at ECMC.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Buffalo Police Accident Investigation Unit.

No charges have been filed at this time.