Police say the teen hit the tractor trailer head-on

Silver Creek Teenager Dies in Collision with a Tractor Trailer

September 17, 2011 Updated Sep 17, 2011 at 3:55 PM EDT

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Silver Creek Teenager Dies in Collision with a Tractor Trailer

September 17, 2011 Updated Sep 17, 2011 at 3:55 PM EDT

SILVER CREEK, NY (WKBW) An 18 year old from the Southern Tier has died after a head-on crash with a tractor trailer. It happened on Route 5, in the Town of Sheridan on Friday night, around 11:30pm.

Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies say Sasha Vazquez, of Silver Creek, crossed the center yellow line and into the path of the truck. Vazquez had to be extricated from the vehicle, then rushed to Brooks Hospital, in Dunkirk. He was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Robert Baldwin, 45, of Amherst, Ohio, did not suffer any injuries. No charges have been filed against Baldwin. Police are still investigating what caused Vazquez to cross the center line.