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Williamsville man in wheelchair fatally struck by car

A 65-year-old Williamsville man was killed Friday night when a car hit him as he was crossing Evans Street in an electric-powered wheelchair, Amherst Police reported.

Michael J. Santillo was transported to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m.

The accident occurred at around 7:45 p.m. while he was crossing in the area of 480 Evans St. from west to east, according to police. That location is near Sheridan Drive.

He was hit by a 2011 Chevrolet headed north on Evans and driven by Lori McArtney-Topor, 41, of Williamsville, police said.

No charges have been filed against the driver at this time, and the accident remains under investigation. Anyone who witnessed it is asked to call Amherst Police at 689-1311.