NORTH COLLINS, N.Y. ( release) Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a two vehicle crash on Clarksburg Road, in the Town of North Collins, injuring one driver and three passengers.
The driver, 18 year old, Ryan Alvarez, of Orchard Park and passengers, 16 year old Ryan Stebbins, of Blasdell, 17 year old Lauren Evlla, of Orchard Park, and 17 year old Erik Carrubba, of Hamburg were travelling southbound in a 2002 Ford Focus on Clarksburg Road when Alvarez failed to negotiate a curve in the road causing him to enter a private driveway and strike a parked tractor trailer. After impact, the Focus and tractor trailer started on fire; the driver and passengers were able to get out of the Focus.
Rescue crews from Langford Fire Company, North Collins EMS, Gowanda Ambulance Service, and Eden EMS and Rescue assisted by sheriff’s deputies treated victims.
Alvarez, Stebbins and Evlla were transported to Erie County Medical Center and are listed in stable condition; Carrubba was transported to South Buffalo Mercy Hospital where he was treated and released.
Upon completion of the investigation and toxicology results, charges are pending against Alvarez.