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Victim of crash remains 'critical'

A passenger injured in a fatal car crash early Sunday remained in critical condition Tuesday in the intensive-care unit of Erie County Medical Center.

Stephen Eberhard, 19, of 91st Street was heading home from an outing in Canada when the car in which he was riding crashed into a tree and overturned just before 3 a.m. on a curve of the eastbound Robert Moses Parkway.

The driver, David C. Broussard, 19, of Ransomville, was killed. A vigil was scheduled Tuesday night in the parking lot of the Century Club on Buffalo Avenue, near the location of the crash.

Broussard, of Burch Road, a 2006 graduate of Wilson High School, lost control of his Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible.

Broussard's sister, Danielle, said the vigil was for both her brother and Eberhard, his friend.

"Everyone has been so nice [to our family]," Danielle Broussard said, adding, her brother "was loved by everyone and will be sadly missed."

David Broussard had worked as a production operator for Delphi Thermal Systems in Lockport for the past year, and was known by the nickname "Superstar."

The crash remained under investigation. Niagara County Coroner James M. Joyce noted that toxicology tests take weeks to complete but said Broussard died of massive head injuries.

Traffic Officer Michael Drake said authorities suspect speed was a factor in the crash and noted the convertible's top was down.

Drake said six friends in a car following the Broussard vehicle immediately summoned help. Some said Broussard had a "few drinks," he added.

Services for Broussard will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Hardison Funeral Home, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville.


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