SALAMANCA - A 42-year-old city man died Friday night after he lost control of his vehicle on state Route 353.
Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies say James E. Brown of 20 Orchard St. was driving south when his vehicle crossed over the center of the road, almost striking an oncoming vehicle head-on before driving off the right side of the highway and striking two trees. The impact cut the vehicle into two pieces.
Brown was transported to Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving by ambulance where he was pronounced dead. An investigation is continuing.