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UPDATE: Man charged after tractor crashes into minivan

Posted at 10:50 PM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 12:27:53-04

Erie County Sheriff's deputies have arrested and charged a man after the farm tractor he was driving collided with a minivan.

Route 438 in Irving is open again Thursday morning, after the road was closed for four after due to a serious crash Wednesday night that sent three people to the hospital.

Deputies say it happened between Woodchuck and Sulpher Spring Road in the Town of Brant at 8:24 p.m.

When deputies arrived, they say they saw a tractor in a roadside ditch and a minivan in the middle of the road.

The tractor operator, Keith Renaldo, Sr., 54, was treated at the scene by members of the Seneca Nation of Indians Fire Department and EMS, according to officials. He was then taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center for additional treatment, a serious head injury and trauma to his leg.

Deputies say the 34-year-old woman driving the minivan and her 10-year-old daughter were taken to Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. According to officials, the 33-year-old passenger was taken to Lake Shore Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening at the time, according to officials. There are no updates on their injuries at this time.

Renaldo is charged with DWI and a felony count of aggravated unlicensed operation. He was issued tickets and will be in court later this month.