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Driver critically injured in crash on Route 5 in Evans

A driver was critically injured Saturday afternoon when his car struck a utility pole at Route 5 and Kennedy Road in Evans.

Evans Police said the vehicle left Route 5 and struck the pole about 12:40 p.m.The driver was taken to Lake Shore Hospital by Rural/Metro Ambulance, then transported to Erie County Medical Center, police said.

Police have not released the driver’s name, pending the notification of his family.

Because of the crash, Route 5 was closed for about two hours.