Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 9:28 am
An Erie County man who apparently lost control of his vehicle on an icy Route 20 in Pavilion yesterday died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
Christopher J. Hartnett, 44, of Woodward Drive, West Seneca, was driving his 2007 Dodge minivan eastbound when the vehicle slid off the road and struck a tree.
The accident was reported at 4:48 p.m. on Route 20 near South Street Road.
He was extricated from the van by volunteer firefighters and transported by Mercy EMS to an area hospital, where he died upon arrival.
Two passengers, Andrew Hartnett, 14, of West Seneca, and Jonah Cross, 10, of Amherst, were both injured. Andrew Suffered a head injury and some lacerations and was taken to Strong, where he's listed in stable condition. Jonah suffered minor injuries and was transported to Strong for a precautionary evaluation.
A dog in the vehicle appeared to be unharmed and was taken to the animal shelter until family members could pick him up.
Pavilion and Le Roy fire departments responded to the scene.
Trooper Steve Brady assisted the Sheriff's Office at the scene.
The accident is being investigation being conducted by Deputy Chad Minuto along with Crash Management Team members Sgt. Eric Seppala and Deputy James Diehl.