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Backseat passenger dies in Buffalo crash

One man was killed and two others injured in an early morning crash Sunday at the ramp to the Kensington Expressway near Elm Street, Buffalo police reported.

The fatal crash occurred just before 3:30 a.m. when a vehicle, possibly traveling at a high rate of speed, struck a curb guard rail and a tree before coming to rest on some nearby grass.

Buffalo Police accident investigators were continuing to probe the cause of the crash which killed a back seat passenger who was ejected from the vehicle. The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he later died.

The driver of the vehicle, as well as another passenger, were also taken to ECMC, where they were treated later Sunday for “non-life-threatening injuries,” according to police.

Authorities did not reveal the names, ages or addresses of those injured in the crash.