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Pickup driver killed after crashing into tree in Amherst

The driver of a pickup was fatally injured on Wednesday after crashing into a tree on Transit Road near Millersport Highway in Amherst, according to authorities.

Steven J. Brewer, 21, of Lockport, was headed north on Transit Road at about 6 p.m. when the pickup he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree in the 11000 block of Transit, according to Amherst Police.

Brewer was transported by Twin City Ambulance to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, where he died from injuries he suffered in the crash, authorities said.

Amherst Police were assisted at the scene by the Swormville Fire Company.

Police said the accident remained under investigation. Anyone with information related to the accident was asked to call the Amherst Police Department at 689-1311.

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