Retired Trooper, Wife Killed in Cheektowaga Accident

10:05 PM, Jun 12, 2013   |    comments
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Eugene and Marian Fechter

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - An elderly couple was killed in an accident Tuesday night on Genesee St. near Transit Road in Cheektowaga.

Police say the driver, Eugene Fechter, 83,  appeared to be attempting to make a left hand turn onto Genesee from Calla Way when he apparently hesitated for a moment and started to turn right instead. As he was doing so, he was t-boned by a car heading east on Genesee.

Fechter, a retired NYS Trooper, and his 84-year-old wife, Marian, were killed.

The other driver was not hurt and police do not expect to file any charges in the accident. They are however, asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to please call them at 686-3580.

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