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Williamsville man killed, three others seriously injured in Colorado crash

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 23:32:49-04

COMMERCE CITY, CO (WKBW) — A Williamsville man was killed in a crash just outside of Denver, Colorado Commerce City over the weekend.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, police say a Ford Fusion carrying a 29-year-old adult male, 30-year-old adult female and two children was struck by a van.
Police add the van was traveling eastbound on Prairie Parkway when it collided with the Ford Fusion that was turning westbound off of Victory Way.

The driver who was identified by the coroner's office as 29-year-old Nicholas Bell of Williamsville later died. Bell's family says the woman in the car was Bell's girlfriend, Elyse, and the two children were Bell's twin boys.

The twin boys suffered serious injuries, but were released Tuesday night from the hospital and are recovering with family. His girlfriend was also released from the hospital.

The two occupants of the van were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of his death and the crash remain under investigation.

Bell grew up in Lackawanna and West Seneca. His family says he is a graduate of Buffalo State College and served with the Marines for six years, including a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He just recently moved to Williamsville and worked for Delaware North.

A fundraiser has been started by Bell's father, William, to raise funds for Bell's 6-year-old twins. A Gofundme has been organized to cover funeral expense costs to bring Nick home to Buffalo.

Funeral services will take place in Colorado on Friday beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a 11 a.m. funeral mass at Nativity of the Lord Church located at 900 W Midway Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020. On August 7, a funeral will take place at Lombardo funeral home at 3060 Abbott Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127.