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2 men killed as pickup veers off road

Two men were killed when their pickup truck veered off Route 93, north of Carney Road in Newstead, and crashed into a utility pole early Saturday, authorities said.

Aaron Bisher, 23, of Mann Road, Akron, the driver, and David Barnes, 52, of Main Road, Corfu, were pronounced dead at the scene at about 1:20 a.m., according to Erie County Sheriff's Sgt. Bradley Roth and Deputy Michael Summers.

The investigators said alcohol and speed may have contributed to the accident. Neither man was wearing a seat belt. Deputy Brian Krause and Newstead and Akron volunteer fire companies assisted at the scene.

Man hurt when buggy is hit by tanker

CATTARAUGUS -- The operator of an Amish buggy was seriously injured Saturday when he apparently failed to heed a stop sign and was hit by a milk tanker, Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies said.

David J. Hostetler, 39, of Glover Hill Road was being evaluated in the emergency room of Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, early today.

Deputies said the crash occurred at 5:46 p.m., when Hostetler crossed into the intersection with Chautauqua Road while traveling south on New Road. The operator of the milk tanker was identified as James B. Fiebelkorn, 45, of Main Street, Randolph. Deputies said the horse perished in the collision.

Hostetler was flown to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight.

17th Annual College Day is planned

More than 100 colleges and universities will take part in the 17th Annual College Day program of the Education Task Force of the Community Action Organization of Erie County and the Buffalo Board of Education from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut St.

Admissions representatives will be on hand to provide college-bound students and their parents with admissions and financial aid related information.

Representatives from all of the Western New York area schools, as well as from other schools throughout the state and country will be available.

Lewiston police OK 4-year contract

LEWISTON -- Local police officers have ratified a four-year contract with the Lewiston town and village boards.

Teamsters Local 264 approved the contract Wednesday. It is retroactive to Jan. 1.

The contract will make wages competitive with other area police agencies, said Village Attorney Paul A. Grenga, who noted specific details of the contract will be disclosed after the pact is reviewed by the Lewiston Police Commission.

Arcade man charged in drunk driving

An Arcade man who was convicted of driving while impaired last week was arrested again early Saturday on charges of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed use of a motor vehicle.

Ronald L. Sheehan, 34, of Arcade was charged by Erie County Sheriff's deputies after his car ran off Route 16 and struck some trees about 5:30 a.m.

Deputies said Sheehan was convicted several days earlier of driving while impaired in the Town of Boston. After Saturday's arrest, deputies said Sheehan's blood-alcohol content was measured at .17.

City fire truck hits parked cars

The Buffalo Fire Department is investigating circumstances surrounding the crash of a city fire truck into several parked cars Saturday night on O'Connell Avenue.

The Buffalo Police Accident Investigation Unit is also looking into the incident, which caused no injuries but reportedly resulted in heavy damage to several vehicles on O'Connell near Tennessee Street about 10 p.m.

"Buffalo Police and our own department will be looking into this accident," said Division Chief Donald McFeely early today.

McFeely said Ladder Truck 5, based at Seneca and Swan streets, was on its way to a fire call on Seneca Street when the truck hit several cars. He said firefighters from Ladder Truck 5 told him they were in the Old First Ward doing a "driver training" exercise when the fire call came out.

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