NIAGARA WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) - The end of the school year for seniors is supposed to be exciting and the beginning of a new chapter. Unfortunately for three Niagara Wheatfield High School seniors and their classmates, the school year finished with devastating news.
Early Sunday morning, a fatal car accident on Walmore Road in Lewiston took the life of 19-year-old Jasmin Dubuc of Niagara Falls. The driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old Taylor Clause of Lewiston was flown to ECMC where she remains in critical condition. The third passenger was Jasmine A. Rickard, 18, who was later released from the hospital.
Niagara Wheatfield Interim Superintendent Jim Knowles said, "It's just tragic. I hate to hear this kind of thing...It's always very sad when you hear of young people who have been taken tragically. Our hearts and prayers and thoughts certainly go out to the parents."
After hearing about the devastating accident, many people including teenagers used social media to express their feelings.
Nicole posted on Twitter: "Take 5 minutes out of your day and tell your friends and family you love them. You never know what tomorrow brings."
Eleasa wrote on her Twitter: "Waking up to a phone call of your friend dying in a car crash has got to be the worst way to wake up."
The interim superintendent said the high school principal will meet with students on Monday, where counselors will be available.
Senior prom is right around the corner on June 7th with graduation following on June 20th.
"It's extremely difficult because this is supposed to be a joyous time of the year. Their hard work is going to now come to graduation, and the proms and all those kind of things that go on for seniors that are memorable for the rest of their lives."
A house became engulfed in flames on Route 243, in Rushford, early Wednesday morning.
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
Investigators have pieced together who is responsible for dumping a dog on the side of the road inside a zipped up Coors Light thermal bag.
The Cattraugus County Sheriff’s Office says a 17-year-old male from East Otto was arrested on Monday evening.
News 4 will get a tour of the new gaming floor at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel on Wednesday. The casino pumped $26 million into the main gaming floor.
The Mounted Patrol from the Erie County Sheriff’s Department is kicking off its annual Mounted for Meals food drive.