Man charged with DWI after serious crash

AMHERST, N.Y. -- An East Amherst man has been charged with drunk driving after a crash Saturday night at Transit and Casey roads sent three to the hospital.

At about 9:33 p.m. C.M. Kacalski, 47, was driving a 2016 Chevrolet in the south-bound lane of Transit Road when he struck a 2005 Toyota heading north on Transit as it was turning west on Casey Road, Amherst Police say. 

Kacalski's passenger Michael W. Howland, 46, of Lancaster was taken to Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) with a head laceration.

Rachel J. Parks, 17, of East Amherst was driving the Toyota when the accident happened and was also taken to ECMC due to hip pain. She was driving with John R. Striegel, 17, of Lancaster, who was taken to ECMC with a head injury and fractured pelvis. 

Amherst Police are continuing to investigate this crash. Anyone with information or who may have seen the crash is asked to call them at 716-689-1322. 


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