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Driver still critical after expressway crash

A Buffalo man injured at about 6:10 a.m. Friday in a one-vehicle accident on the Kensington Expressway remained in critical condition Sunday in Erie County Medical Center.

Tyron Aaron, 23, was thrown from his 2001 Ford Explorer, which rolled over several times. Police say weather might have been a factor in the accident.


Teen listed as critical in shooting; brother held

One brother was in critical condition and another was in custody Sunday after a shooting in the Town of Concord.

Erie County sheriff's detectives said a dispute between the brothers ended Saturday with Dominick F. Drumsta, 19, facing charges of attempted murder and assault. Drumsta was being held in the Erie County Holding Center.

His brother, 16, who was not identified by police, was shot in the stomach with a 20-gauge deer slug.

He was treated in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville, then transferred to Erie County Medical Center, where he underwent surgery Saturday. He remains in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit.

The shooting is being investigated by Detectives Dennis Fitzgibbon, John Graham and Kevin Mahoney.


Car hits house; driver held on DWI charge

A young Orchard Park man was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated early Sunday after police say he lost control of his speeding car and slammed into a house in the town.

Erik R. Jezec, 21, was northbound at about 70 mph on Draudt Road toward the T-intersection with Powers Road at 6:26 a.m., Orchard Park Police Lt. Bruce Dearborn said, when his car sped through a stop sign, crossed onto the lawn in front of 5610 Powers Road, spun around and slammed sideways into the ranch-style house.

The car hit the house broadside on its passenger side with enough force that the entire vehicle was lodged inside the home, Dearborn said.

The residents called 911 after the noise of the impact woke them up. They were not injured, Dearborn said. Jezec was treated at the scene by Hillcrest rescue personnel for a mild head injury.

He was arrested by Orchard Park police on a DWI charge and was cited for a number of vehicle and traffic infractions, the lieutenant said. The town's building inspector is allowing the occupants to remain in the house, he said.


Collision in Michigan kills Buffalo resident

A Buffalo man died in Michigan on Sunday after his car crossed the center median and collided with a tractor trailer.

Sgt. Kenneth Anderson, accident investigator with the Chesterfield, Mich., police, would not release the man's identity but said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was reportedly traveling westbound on Interstate 94 in Chesterfield shortly after midnight when his car collided with an eastbound tractor-trailer.

Chesterfield police said the truck rolled onto its side and into the westbound lane, where it was hit by two sport utility vehicles. The other drivers were not seriously injured.

The accident, which is still under investigation, closed down both the east and westbound lanes of I-94 for more than 5 hours.


Woman waiting for bus robbed on Clinton St.

A woman was robbed at gunpoint Sunday while waiting for a bus on Clinton Street near Bailey Avenue.

The woman told Buffalo police a small red vehicle pulled up, a man got out, pulled a handgun from his waist and demanded her purse. She said the robber also patted her down. Police said the purse was later found and returned to the woman, but it contained no cash.


Turkey flies into windshield, causes single-car accident

ELLERY -- A turkey is being blamed for a one-car accident that injured a Jamestown woman Saturday.

Heather Loveless, 26, was reportedly westbound on I-86 in this Chautauqua County town when a turkey flew in front of her vehicle and struck the windshield.

Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said Loveless was treated at the scene for minor facial cuts and a cut on her hand. Her two passengers were not injured.

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