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Trooper hurt in crash in Buffalo

A state trooper was injured Saturday morning in accident on Interstate 190 in the city of Buffalo.

State Police report at approximately 5:40 a.m. a serious personal injury crash involving a State Police patrol car that occurred on the northbound lanes. A preliminary investigation determined that the State Trooper was parked on the shoulder, investigating an unrelated accident, at mile marker 7.6.

The Trooper was awaiting a tow for a Budget rental truck when the Dodge Charger patrol car was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Tahoe. The collision caused the troop car to be pushed into the rental truck.

The Trooper was transported to Erie County Medical Center for serious, non-threatening injuries. The two occupants of the Chevy Tahoe were also transported to ECMC for minor injuries.

Troop A BCI and Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) responded to the scene to assist.

The names are being withheld at this time as the investigation continues. More information will be released when possible.


POLAND — A late-night altercation has led to a trifecta of charges for a Kennedy man.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report that after 11:30 p.m. Friday, they were dispatched to a residence. It is alleged that Steve A Michael Jr., 39, got into an altercation with another subject at the residence.

During the altercation Michael did damage property to the same individual at the location. The altercation resulted in Steve A Michael being charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. He was taken to Chautauqua County Jail pending centralized arraignment.


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