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Elma man dies in Chautauqua County crash

MAYVILLE – A 23-year-old Elma man died when the vehicle in which he was a passenger hit several trees in the Chautauqua County Town of North Harmony, according to sheriff’s deputies.

Darrin R. Powers died Saturday night, after a vehicle driven by Patrick J. Grimm, 24, of Ashville, went off Butts Road. Grimm was driving north at a high rate of speed when the vehicle went off the road and hit a series of trees, deputies said.

The accident was reported at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Grimm was taken to WCA Hospital in Jamestown for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, deputies said. An investigation continues and charges are pending.