Head-on crash in Hartland sends four to hospital

Head-on Crash in Hartland Sends 4 to Hospital

TOWN OF HARTLAND, N.Y. -- Four people were hurt in a crash Saturday evening after a driver crossed over into oncoming traffic and hit another car head on.

It happened around 7 p.m. on Ridge Road.  

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office said Matthew Lukasic, 30, of Lockport was driving westbound and crossed over and hit an eastbound car with three people inside.

Ellen Matesic, 64, and Maren Smith, 32, both of Newfane, were in the eastbound vehicle along with a one-year-old boy.

Gasport Fire Chief Christopher Wesolek said two of the victims had to be very carefully removed from their cars.
 
The women were taken to the hospital by Mercy Flight.
 
As of Sunday morning, Matesic is listed in serious condition at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC).  Maren was treated at ECMC and released Saturday night.  The child was transported to Women and Children's Hospital by ambulance.  He is listed in good condition.
 
Lukasic is listed in good condition at ECMC.
 
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office investigation unit is looking into the cause of the crash.  Deputies say charges are pending against Lukasic.
 
 

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