Buffalo woman killed while trying to cross Route 5 in Amherst


AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 54-year-old Buffalo woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Main St. (Route 5) in Amherst Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred shortly before 6:30 a.m.

For a number of hours, the road was closed in both directions from Arlington Rd. to Tech Drive. Youngs Rd. was also closed in both directions at Main St.

Police say Theresa Garcia was trying to cross Main from the Speedway store at that location when she was struck by a vehicle. Officers say Garcia was not on the crosswalk when the incident occurred.

Following the crash, she was taken to ECMC, where she died as a result of her injuries.

At this time, no charges have been filed.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call (716) 689-1311.

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