A 21-year-old Genesee County woman was killed and her boyfriend injured Friday evening when the car she was driving struck a tree on Lewiston Road in the Town of Alabama.
State Police Sgt. Gary Wilkerson and Trooper Mark Badding said Kathleen A. Solin of Lewiston Road had been issued her driving learner's permit earlier in the day.
Zone Sgt. Mark Koss said the woman was driving east on Lewiston Road about 6:45 p.m. when the car went across the center line, ran off the north shoulder of the roadway and crashed head-on into a tree.
Ms. Solin was pronounced dead at the scene. Her companion, Brian M. Weber, 23, also of Lewiston Road, is being treated at Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia for internal injuries, police said.
Investigators attributed the accident to driver inexperience.