NEWFANE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Two people were injured, one seriously, after a crash on Ridge Road in Newfane on Monday night, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said.

They say they responded to a call just before 5:10 p.m. Monday, where a Ford Escape driving westbound on Ridge Road swerved and hit Chevrolet Impala going eastbound. The car going westbound then hit a tree and came to rest in front of a residence.

The male driver of the Ford Escape, later identified as 67-year-old Richard Tillotson of Lockport, was unresponsive and had to have CPR performed on him before he was transported to Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport before being transferred to ECMC, where he was listed in critical condition as of Tuesday night.The female driver of the Chevrolet, later identified as 27-year-old Danielle Rance of Appleton was taken to Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport where she was treated and released.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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