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LACKAWANNA TEEN DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY VEHICLE

A 14-year-old Lackawanna boy was fatally injured when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Route 179 near Niles Avenue in Hamburg at 9:25 p.m. Saturday, town police said.

Robert Blatt of Brown Street was crossing the highway with two friends when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle, police said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The other two boys were not hurt. The driver was a 19-year-old woman whose name was not released. Police said Sunday that the accident was still under investigation.

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