Driver’s name released from fatal crash in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 October 2021 at 3:23 pm

MEDINA – The Medina Police Department has released the name of a Niagara County resident who died in a car accident Saturday after hitting a tree off South Main Street.

Earl Maines, 34, of Lockport died in the one-car accident just before 2 a.m. The SUV he was driving sustained heavy front-end damage. The vehicle was in the yard of 1025 S. Main St.

Maines was the sole occupant. He was extricated from the vehicle by emergency responders, who determined that he did not have a pulse and attempted resuscitation efforts.

The accident remains under investigation, said Lt. Todd Draper of the Medina PD.