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Police identify two people killed in South Buffalo crash

Posted at 9:10 AM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 18:43:48-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Police have identified a man and woman killed in a Sunday morning crash in South Buffalo.

The two-car crash happened at Seneca Street and Pomona Place around 2:40 a.m.

According to Buffalo police, 33 year old Anthony Twentyfive III and 32-year-old Kristin N. LaBruno, both from Buffalo, had just pulled out of a parking spot on Seneca Street when their Toyota sedan was hit by a Maserati.

Intersection of Seneca & Pomona where the double fatal crash occurred.

They were rushed to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries. Just before noon Sunday, police announced they had died.

The two occupants of the Maserati, a male & a female, were taken to ECMC but were not seriously hurt.

Mud tracks from where the car landed after crash in front of Seneca Street home.

7 Eyewitness News spoke to a Seneca Street resident about trying to assist the female victim. Louis Rodriguez says he was upstairs in his home when he heard the crash.

"I heard a loud crash and then when I looked, that’s when I noticed the black Maserati pulling in my lawn, so I thought some body was hurt, so when I ran downstairs – that’s when I seen the other car was totaled and there was a lady underneath the car. I tried to pull her out and and tried to feel a pulse and she didn’t even have a pulse," recalled Rodriguez.

The witness said the Masariti landed on a front section of his lawn, hitting a utility poll that knocked out the traffic light.

"When they said she was gone there was nothing else we could do," Rodriguez explained. "They had the jaws of life to take the guy in the other car out that was about it."

Debris and mud left from the early Sunday morning crash on Seneca near Pomona in south Buffalo.

Some debris from the crash still remains at the scene Monday.

The driver of the Maserati, a 34-year-old from Buffalo, could be facing charges. Police are trying to determine if alcohol played a role, that person's name and his passenger's name has not been released.

The family of Kristen LaBruno has set up a fund raising Facebook page. LaBruno was the mother of two. According to a source, LaBruno and Twetyfive were cousins.

The families also announced on Facebook wakes for both Kristin and A.J. (Anthony) will be held this Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pietzak Funeral home, 2400 Williams Street, Cheekotwaga. A Mass will take place Thursday at St. Andrew's Church in Sloan, Thursday at 1 p.m.

This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates as they become available.