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VEHICLE SLAMS INTO TREE OFF ROUTE 5, KILLING DRIVER

A Dunkirk man died early Sunday when his vehicle went off Route 5 near Walker Road and hit a tree, according to Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies.

Luis E. Padilla, 45, of Lake Shore Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies said Padilla was eastbound on Route 5 when his vehicle veered off the highway and struck the tree head-on. Padilla was freed from the wreckage by firefighters from Portland and Brocton.

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