2 from Connecticut killed in Hartland car accident on Sunday

Staff Reports Posted 24 July 2017 at 1:52 pm

HARTLAND – Two people from Connecticut were killed in a car accident on Ridge Road in Hartland on Sunday at 7:12 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is reporting.

The accident happened at the intersection of Quaker Road. Upon arrival by deputies, two heavily damaged vehicles were on scene. One vehicle was in the west bound lane of Ridge Road the other vehicle involved was located off road in the south west corner of the intersection.

Preliminary investigation shows the south bound vehicle on Quaker Road stopped at the stop sign then proceeded to cross Ridge Road and was struck by a west bound vehicle on Ridge Road, the Sheriff’s Office is reporting.

The driver of the southbound vehicle – Margaret A. Hammerl, 82, of Stamford, Connecticut – was pronounced dead at the scene. The rear seat passenger in the vehicle has been identified as Andrew J. Hammerl, 84, of Stamford. He was also pronounced dead at the scene.

The front passenger of the south bound vehicle – Mary R. Haberman, 77, of Eggertsville, NY – was transported by Tri-Town Ambulance to the Erie County Medical Center for serious injuries. She remains in critical condition at ECMC, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of the west bound vehicle – Tony E. Wagner, 29, of Gasport – signed off with medical personnel on scene.

The Investigation is continuing by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit.

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