A 42-year-old Cuba man was killed late Friday night when his pickup truck veered off Prospect Street, struck a tree and caught fire.
Cuba Police identified the victim Saturday as Roy H. Appleby, 42, of 9933 Keller Hill Road. He was pronounced dead in Olean General Hospital at 11:20 p.m.
Appleby's 1990 Chevrolet pickup was headed south on Prospect Street when it left the west shoulder of the road about 10:52 p.m., police said. The driver then over-corrected his steering and slid off the east shoulder of the road before hitting a tree.
Police extinguished the fire and found the victim pinned inside the truck. The Cuba Fire Department and ambulance squad extricated him from the wreckage.
The truck was taken to the Olean Crime Lab Saturday for investigation to determine the cause of the accident. Steuben County Sheriff's Department assisted with the accident reconstruction.
Authorities also are awaiting the results of an autopsy.
Man faces DWI, other charges
GREAT VALLEY -- Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies arrested a Town of Tonawanda man Saturday on a drunken driving charge after his vehicle allegedly crossed the center line of Route 219, nearly hit a patrol car and then almost drove into a field on the right side of the northbound lane.
Deputies charged Marvin J. Hudson, 41, of Ensminger Road, with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, failure to maintain driving in his lane and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test.
A few hours after deputies charged him at 1:35 a.m., Hudson used a hidden set of keys and at 4 a.m. drove away from Ellicottville Towing without paying for his tow bill.
He also faces charges of theft of services, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and felony aggravated unlicensed operation in the Town of Ellicottville.
GCC basketball coach retires
BATAVIA -- William Van Gundy, coach of men's basketball teams at Genesee Community College, retired after 16 years of service, the college announced Saturday.
Van Gundy, who also taught health and physical education, compiled a record of 308 wins and 142 losses, was named Region III Coach of the Year, and led several teams to conference championships.
He will be succeeded by Terry P. Pfeufer, athletic academic coordinator and assistant men's basketball coach at GCC.
Allegany bar elects officers
WELLSVILLE -- David T. Pullen of Houghton has been elected president of the Allegany County Bar Association.
He succeeds Daniel G. Synakowski of Wellsville.
Other officers are vice president, Leslie J. Haggstrom of Angelica; secretary, Daniel J. Guiney of Wellsville; and treasurer, Warren Emerson of Fillmore.
Foundation to award scholarships
SCIO -- Five scholarships will be awarded to college-bound Allegany County students this spring by a county foundation.
The Allegany County Area Foundation said it is accepting applications for the grants. Information and paperwork are available at any high school guidance office in the county.
Deadline for receipt of the completed applications is April 1, and each must include an essay and school transcripts. Awards to be presented include one for $2,000, three for $1,000 and one for $500.
2 join county foundation board
SCIO -- Two women have joined the Allegany County Area Foundation board of directors.
Joan Sinclair of Scio, who retired as county social services commissioner at the end of 1998, and Marcia Moore of Andover, a Social Services department employee, have been named to the board.
Mrs. Moore is a former Andover Central School board member and is a member of the county Mental Health Association. Mrs. Sinclair remains a member of the Friendship Economic Development Zone board.