Police release name in fatal crash

OBSERVER Staff Report

Police have released the name of the victim in Wednesday’s fatal crash. David J. Lewandowski, 49, of Fredonia died as a result of an accident on Chestnut Road in the town of Pomfret.

According to Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded along with Fredonia Fire Department to the report of a motor vehicle accident on Chestnut Road at 9:54 p.m.

Upon arrival, authorities found the driver of a vehicle, Lewandowski, deceased at the scene. Following an investigation, it was determined Lewandowski was traveling north on Chestnut Road and failed to navigate a curve in the roadway, failed to keep right on the road and proceeded to travel off the road. Lewandowski then proceeded through a lawn and struck a tree with the driver’s side of the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the accident.

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