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Vehicle crashes into tree, killing Buffalo driver and injuring four passengers

Buffalo police are investigating an early Saturday morning crash that killed the driver and seriously injured four passengers after their vehicle struck a tree on Nevada Avenue.

The crash happened at about 4:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Nevada in the Bailey Avenue and Genesee Street neighborhood.

The Buffalo police accident investigation unit said the vehicle was traveling northbound on Nevada when it struck the tree.

Investigators said all five occupants in the vehicle were taken to Erie County Medical Center, where the 27-year-old Buffalo male driver later died.

The incident remains under investigation.