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Pedestrian killed in Amherst was visiting from China

A woman from China in the area visiting relatives was killed after being struck by a van at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on Smith Road, just east of the Glen Oak Golf Course, Amherst police said.

The woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified as Zhixia Wan, 53.

Police identified the driver of the van as Piers Butry, 29, of Niagara Falls.

The death is under investigation but no charges have been filed.

Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call them at 716-689-1311.

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