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Police: man dies after being struck by vehicle in West Seneca

Posted at 10:53 PM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 16:29:57-04

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) — West Seneca police are investigating a deadly crash Tuesday night involving a pedestrian.

According to police, officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Southwestern Boulevard near Crofton Drive around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. 54-year-old William J. Shotwell Jr. of Orchard Park was found in the roadway by responding officers who attempted lifesaving measures without success. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Police say the initial investigation indicates Shotwell Jr. was walking in the westbound passing lane of Southwestern Boulevard when he was struck. The driver of the vehicle that struck him stopped and is cooperating with police.

Southwestern Boulevard was closed between Angle and Leydecker Roads for a period of time Tuesday due to the incident.

The West Seneca Accident Investigation Unit is continuing to investigate and ask anyone with information or surveillance or dashcam footage to contact (716) 674-2280.