DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Two people are dead and three others were injured as the result of a four-vehicle crash in Dunkirk.

According to Dunkirk police, the incident happened Thursday around 5:50 p.m. on Central Avenue near Howard Street.

One person died at the scene while another was pronounced dead at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Two others were taken to the hospital for treatment, while another was flown to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The victims in this deadly crash have been identified as Luis Perez-Torres, 23, of Dunkirk, and Erik Rodriguez Montalvo, also known as Erik M. Medina Rodriguez, 17, of Dunkirk, according to DPD.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is being asked to call Dunkirk police at (716) 366-2266.

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