ALDEN, N.Y. — The Erie County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal accident n the Town of Alden Thursday morning.
The accident happened on Walden Avenue between Wende and Zoeller roads around 3am.
Officials say a Sheriff's Corrections Officer assigned to patrol observed a box truck leave the roadway, striking a utility pole and then coming to rest on the bank of Ellicott Creek
The driver of the truck was deceased. Investigators believe a medical episode led to the accident. The name of the driver has not been released.
That section of Walden Avenue reopened to traffic shortly after 10 AM.