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Early morning accident turns deadly in Amherst

Posted at 7:07 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 10:45:52-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A 54-year-old Buffalo woman has died following an early morning crash in the Town of Amherst.

According to investigators, Theresa Garcia was struck Tuesday morning as she was crossing in the area of 6100 Main Street at Youngs Road. Garcia was rushed to the Erie County Medical Center where she died of her injuries. Investigators on scene told us Garcia was not crossing at a crosswalk when she was hit and that the driver involved is cooperating with police.

The accident remains under investigation and investigators will be canvassing for video and witnesses. They are asking local residents, businesses, and drivers, who may have security or dash-camera footage of the area or incident, to contact the Amherst Police Department at 716-689-1311.

No charges have been filed at this time.