Victim of fatal crash in Newstead identified

Erie County

NEWSTEAD, N.Y. (WIVB) — One person is dead after an accident involving three vehicles in the Town of Newstead Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 5:40 a.m. on Maple Road near Koepsel Road.

The victim was later identified as 21-year-old Lockport resident Trinity Castrechino. Investigators say Castrechino’s vehicle was headed south on Maple Rd. when it crossed into the other lane and struck a northbound vehicle head-on.

A third vehicle that couldn’t avoid the crash scene collided with the northbound vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle struck by Castrechino’s was taken to ECMC for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the third vehicle was taken to Eastern Niagara Hospital, while the passenger was evaluated at the scene and released. Neither suffered life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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