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Amherst woman dies after head-on Thruway collision in Hamburg

An Amherst woman died following a head-on collision on the Thruway in the Town of Hamburg Friday night, State Police reported.

Debra E. Henn, 65, of Wheatfield, was driving west in the eastbound lanes of traffic shortly after 11 p.m. Friday when her vehicle collided with a vehicle, driven by Jessica L. O’Connor, 29, of Amherst, State Police said.

O’Connor was transported to the Erie County Medical Center, where she later died.

Two children in O’Connor's vehicle, ages 2 and 4 years old, were transported to Women & Children’s Hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Henn also was transported to ECMC with non-life-threatening injuries, State Police said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and charges are pending.

Anyone that may have witnessed the collision or wrong-way vehicle is asked to contact Investigator John McCusker at 935-6528.

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