Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Police followed car earlier than fatal crash

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (RELEASE) - At around 10:25 p.m. Monday, a Lockport Police Officer attempted to stop the driver of a 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix for a traffic infringement near the corner of McCollum and Chesnut Streets in the city of Lockport. The driver refused to stop. A number of marked police cars followed the vehicle on surface streets in the east end of the city. The driver ultimately proceeded north on Vine Street where he lost control near the corner of Garden Street. The car rolled over, actually ejecting the driver and the passenger. No additional vehicles were involved in the accident. Niagara region Sheriff's Office Accident inquiry Unit was requested and responded to the scene. The driver, George E. Davis, 42, of North Transit Street in the City of Lockport was killed in the collide. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Niagara region Coroner Kenneth Lederhouse. The autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. The traveler, Duane J. Whalen, 51, of Washburn Street in the City of Lockport was injured in the crash. He was transported by Mercy Flight to Erie region Medical Center where he is listed in serious condition.

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