Man Dies After 2-Car Crash Friday on Randall Road
The man had to be extricated from his vehicle, fire officials said. Here's what we know.
Update: Batavia police Saturday morning identified the man who died after the crash.
One man was taken to a hospital and two other people were treated and released after a two-car crash late Friday afternoon on Batavia's west side.
The serious crash occurred in the area of Randall Road and McKee Street. Batavia police and fire crews were dispatched to the scene at about 6:22 p.m., according to a police press release issued late Friday night.
One male driver was taken to Delnor Hospital by Batavia paramedics, said Lt. Scott Hogan of the Batavia Fire Department. His condition was not immediately available Friday evening. Public speculation about a fatality from the crash was not confirmed by officials until Saturday.
"The names of people involved are not being released at this time pending notification of family members," the Friday press release said.
The male driver occupied one car, and a different male and female were in the other car. The two people from the second car were treated and released at the scene, the release said.
Hogan confirmed that the man who went to the hospital had to be extricated from his vehicle. A Superior helicopter was called to the scene, but it was canceled after a landing zone was set up with mutual aid from Geneva, according to scanner reports. The City of Batavia Emergency Services & Disaster Agency also responded to the crash.
The landing zone was supposed to be at the former Avenue Chevy site, located on the southeast corner of Randall and McKee. Readers reported on the Batavia Patch Facebook page seeing a helicopter fly overhead Friday night.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, according to Batavia police.
Scanner reports indicate that an accident reconstruction team was at the crash scene at 8:32 p.m. Friday. Randall Road was reopened to traffic at about 10:30 p.m., according to police.
During the initial crash investigation, emergency crews blocked Randall Road traffic at Wilson Street; southbound Randall traffic was blocked at Mill Street. Flares were lit on the ground in several turn lanes to block vehicles from entering the crash area.
Further information on the crash and the people involved was not immediately available. Patch will post an update if more details are released.
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