Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Amherst

Victim was 54 years old from Buffalo

Main St near Youngs Rd in Amherst



Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN - Photo courtesy WKBW-TV) -  A woman was fatally injured Tuesday morning when struck by a vehicle around 6:30am near Erie Community College North campus.

It happened in the area of 6100 Main Street near Youngs Road.

Amherst Police closed Main Street between Youngs and Arlington for almost three hours for an investigation. 

The victim, identified as 54 year old Theresa Garcia, of Buffalo was taken to ECMC where she died of her injuries.  

The driver of the 2005 Buick involved in the crash has been cooperating with police and is not facing charges at this time.

WKBW-TV reports the victim was crossing Main Street, but not at the crosswalk.

Amherst Police are asking local residents, businesses and drivers, who may have security or dash-camera footage of the area or incident, to contact Amherst Police at 689-1311.


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