Police in Amherst are piecing together a deadly chain of events that unfolded along Niagara Falls Boulevard early Tuesday morning.
Police say 61-year-old John Strasser of Amherst was hit and killed while walking near South Ellicott Creek Road . A stretch of the Boulevard between Edward White Drive and South Ellicott Creek was closed for four hours while investigators combed over the scene.
The driver of the car was a 20-year-old man from Buffalo, who remained at the scene after the accident. At this time, he is not facing charges. Accident investigators are asking witnesses to call Amherst Police.?
There have been at least six pedestrians killed along this 1.2 mile stretch of the Boulevard since 2001.
Should speed be reduced along Niagara Falls Blvd following another fatality this am? Amherst Deputy Super Sanders: pic.twitter.com/HOhQxQLg0T
— Ali Touhey (@Ali2e) August 30, 2016
Niagara Falls Boulevard is a state route. So, any changes to the road including additional cross walks or reducing the speed limit would be up to the state. We reached out to the state to find out whether this fatality could mean changes for that stretch of roadway. But, our calls weren't returned.
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