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Genesee County Sheriff's office identifies 2 people killed in Pembroke crash

A passenger vehicle was heading west on Indian Falls Road and failed to stop at an intersection. The car was struck by a tractor-trailer heading north on Route 77.

PEMBROKE, N.Y. — The two people that died in a Genesee County crash Wednesday afternoon have now been identified.

Crews were called to the scene at 1:47 p.m. at Route 77 and Indian Falls Road in the Town of Pembroke, near the Western New York National Cemetery, according to Genesee County Chief Deputy Brian Frieday. 

According to a preliminary investigation, Frieday said a passenger vehicle was traveling west on Indian Falls Road and failed to stop at an intersection. The car was struck by a tractor-trailer heading north on Route 77.

The two victims in the vehicle, Arnold Herdendorf, the driver, 69, of Lockport, and his passenger, Christopher Rowell, 70, also of Lockport, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Both vehicles came to a stop in a field northwest of the intersection. Two people were in the tractor-trailer. Neither were injured.