CATTARAUGUS INDIAN RESERVATION - A 14-year-old girl died in an unexplained car accident Saturday while on her way to Sunset Bay.
According to the Erie County Sheriff's Office, the 14-year-old was a passenger in a silver Mustang on Versailles Plank Road Saturday around 4:30 a.m. when the 19-year-old driver from Blasdell lost control of the vehicle. The Mustang was pitched 50-foot over an embankment and the 14-year-old was ejected from the vehicle. The cause of the accident is unknown.
Five people were reported to be in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Another 13-year-old girl was also seriously injured and is in critical condition at Women's and Children's Hospital. The other three teenage passengers were not seriously hurt and were released from the hospital.
It was also reported that the car was headed to a cottage in Sunset Bay along with two other cars which were not involved in the The identity of the deceased, and others involved in the crash, has not officially been released. No charges have been filed although it was reported that the 19-year-old submitted to a breath test.
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WESTFIELD - Three were injured in a head-on collision on Route 20 Sunday night.
According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, deputies along with Westfield Fire Department and EMS and Ripley EMS were dispatched to Route 20 near Walker Road around 6:10 p.m. The head-on collision closed the westbound lane of Route 20 for some time while the accident was cleaned up.
Upon arrival, investigators found that Larry Wilkes, 77, and his wife Joyce Wilkes, 73, both of Westfield, were headed east on Route 20 and at the same time Marilyn Ferree, 59, of Ripley was headed west. It was reported Ferree lost control of her vehicle due to slippery road conditions and poor visibility. She entered the oncoming lane of traffic and the vehicles collided head-on.
All three travelers were taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital for their injuries. No charges were filed.
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SHERMAN - On Friday, Sharon Przybylski, 38, of 300 Lincoln St. in Jamestown, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, unlicensed driver, uninspected vehicle and uninsured vehicle.
Officers said while traveling east on interstate 86, Przybylski lost control of her vehicle and traveled off the road into the median. Investigation led to the charges listed. The suspect was not injured. She will appear in Sherman court.
ELLICOTT - On Wednesday, Randall Harmon, 29, of Jamestown was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
A trooper pulled over his vehicle for excessive window tint on Route 60 and reported observing a marijuana cigarette in the cup holder. Harmon was re-moved from the vehicle and the trooper reportedly found a bag containing 7 grams of marijuana on Harmon.
Harmon was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Ellicott Court.