LAKEVIEW, NY (WKBW) -- Two young adults from Angola are dead after a head-on car crash in Lakeview Wednesday morning.
Hamburg police say a man in his 20s from Angola crossed over the center lane as he drove west on Route 20 and veered into on-coming traffic near Lakeview Road. His car smashed head-on into a car driven by a woman in her 20s who is also from Angola. The impact killed both drivers.
"The vehicle traveling westbound apparently crossed the double yellow lines. It's not clear why at this time. It's under investigation. We'll try to determine that," says Lt. James Koch of the Town of Hamburg police department. Lt. Koch says there is no indication that alcohol was involved or that either driver is speeding, but their investigation is on-going.
The drivers were alone in their cars and no one else was hurt. The names of the victims are being withheld until families can be notified. The accident happened around 7:00 a.m. and it shut down Route 20 in both directions until 10:30 a.m.