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Woman killed, man injured in East Otto crash

An East Otto woman was killed Thursday when the vehicle in which she was a passenger struck a tractor-trailer at Bowen and East-Otto Springville roads, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office.

Grace E. Armbruster, 52, of Rohr Hill Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to authorities.

The crash occurred at about 1:45 p.m., authorities said.

Armbruster had been a passenger in a vehicle driven by Andrew J. Armbruster, 30, of Crumb Hill Road in East Otto.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Andrew Armbruster was traveling north on Bowen Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign and his vehicle struck the driver's side of a westbound tractor-trailer.

Andrew Armbruster sustained severe injuries in the crash and was transported to Erie County Medical Center.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was checked at the scene but did not seek treatment, the Sheriff's Office said.

An investigation is continuing.


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