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Olean man killed, wife critically injured in Holland crash

An Olean man was killed and his wife was critically injured Thursday morning in a two-car collision at a Town of Holland intersection.

Jeffery Cooper, 59, was pronounced dead at Bertrand-Chaffee Hospital in Springville. His wife, Hattie, was listed in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center.

The crash at Holland Glenwood and Phillips roads was reported at about 8:30 a.m.

The Coopers were trapped in their vehicle when emergency personnel arrived.

After a lengthy extrication, a Mercy Flight helicopter airlifted Mrs. Cooper, who was driving, to ECMC. Cooper was taken by ambulance to Bertrand-Chaffee.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the accident, has not released information on the other vehicle involved in the crash.

The roads around the crash scene were closed until 2:20 p.m.