Dunkirk man injured in Route 5 crash

A Dunkirk man was injured in an accident on Route 5 early this morning.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to motor vehicle accident town of Dunkirk around 2:30 a.m. Upon arrival deputies determined that 25-year-old Lyle G Howard was traveling east when he failed to maintain his lane and entered a ditch before striking a utility pole.

The crash led to the utility pole breaking in half. City of Dunkirk Police assisted in removing Howard from the vehicle.

Howard was later transported from the scene by helicopter. An investigation is ongoing at this time. Charges are pending.