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CUBA RESIDENT KILLED IN CRASH

Erin M. Burch, 19, of Cuba was killed early Monday when the car she was riding in split apart after crashing into trees on County Route 49 near the Park View Drive intersection, state police at Wellsville said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner L. Herbert Williams of Fillmore.

The driver, Christopher J. Elliott, 21, of Caneadea, was charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation (a felony), driving at an imprudent speed, failure to keep right and leaving the scene of a fatal accident (a felony). He was in stable condition at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, a spokesman said.

Troopers said Elliott was southbound at 1:15 a.m. when his car veered off the east shoulder of the road, hit a tree with its left rear side and split in two. The front portion of the car shot farther ahead and struck more trees, state police said.

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