Victim of fatal crash in Newstead identified

Erie County

NEWSTEAD, N.Y. (WIVB) — One person is dead as the result of a crash on Maple Rd. in Newstead.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says the crash occurred Friday around 7 a.m.

Officials say an SUV was traveling north when the driver lost control and swerved into the path of a southbound vehicle.

When the southbound vehicle hit the northbound one on its passenger side, both vehicles went off the roadway.

The SUV passenger, 39-year-old Lockport resident Ada Zambranapagan, was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The drivers of both vehicles were taken to ECMC for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the southbound vehicle was the only person inside of it.

It’s not completely clear what caused the crash, but authorities believe weather conditions may have played a factor.

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