PENDLETON – On November 20th, 2020 The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle accident in front of the Wendelville Fire Company located at 7340 Campbell Blvd in the Town of Pendleton. Deputies arrived to find two heavily damaged vehicles on scene.
Preliminary investigation showed the southbound vehicle on Campbell Blvd crossed the center line and into the northbound lane, striking the northbound vehicle.
The driver of the northbound vehicle was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the southbound vehicle was transported by Mercy Flight to the Erie County Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
Investigation will continue by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit. The name of the driver of the northbound vehicle is being withheld at this time, pending notification to the family.
UPDATE (11/21): PENDLETON – The driver of the north bound vehicle involved in the fatal motor vehicle accident on Friday, November 20th at 1637 hours, has been identified as Melissa E. Maras 43 years old, from Williamsville, NY. The investigation is continuing by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit.