Police release name of mother, 31, who died in Royalton accident

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 November 2020 at 6:44 pm

ROYALTON – The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a 31-year-old mother who was killed in a car accident in Royalton on Wednesday evening.

Danielle Dujenski of Machias was driving a vehicle on Lewiston Road with her husband Garrett Dujenski, 30, and their five children, ages 1 to 11. They were struck by a vehicle driven by Daniel Verratti, 65, of Royalton. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said Verratti was traveling on Griswold Road and failed to stop at stop sign at 7:33 p.m. on Wednesday.

Mrs. Dujenski and one of her children, 2 ½, both died from injuries sustained in the accident.

Four other children remain in intensive care with two children in critical condition in the pediatric intensive care unit at Oishei Children’s Hospital. Another child is in guarded and critical condition in the PICU, and the fourth child is in guarded condition, but stable in the Intermediate Care Unit, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Mr. Dujenski is listed in stable condition in the trauma ICU at ECMC.

Mr. Verratti was treated and released from Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

Several fire departments responded to the scene, including Medina, Middleport, Alabama, South Lockport, Rapids, Terry’s Corners and Wolcottsville. Mercy EMS, Tri-Town Volunteer EMS and Mercy Flight also responded.