Fatal Head On Crash in Chautauqua County

9:34 PM, Nov 1, 2011   |    comments
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Accident on Route 60 in the Town of Charlotte.

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY - A 5.5-mile stretch of Route 60 in the Town of Charlotte near Cassadaga, between Nelson Road and Sinclair Drive, was closed for several hours Tuesday morning due to a fatal accident. 

A viewer sent in this photo which shows smoke rising from the scene of the accident. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's department says a vehicle, southbound on Rt. 60, crossed into oncoming traffic striking a tractor trailer head on. The driver of the truck told investigators he was unable to avoid the collision. Both vehicles burst into flames on impact.

The southbound driver, Timothy Welch, 38, of Cassadaga was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of the tractor trailer, Frank Childs, 49 and Bridgette Childs, 47, both of Flint Michigan, were taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk with minor injuries.

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