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Route 62 collision in North Collins claims life

NORTH COLLINS — The driver of a pickup truck involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Gowanda State Road has died.

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports deputies and other first responders were dispatched to a crash on Route 62 between Milestrip and Wilcox roads at approximately 7 a.m. Friday.

The vehicles collided head-on. EMS took the tractor-trailer operator to Erie County Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the collision is under investigation. The victim’s identity is being withheld until proper identification is made, and officials can notify family members.

Due to a fuel spill and the ongoing investigation, a section of Route 62 will be closed. Drivers are asked to follow established detours or find alternative routes.

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