One dead, three injured in Ashford accident

OBSERVER Staff Report

ASHFORD – The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal two-car accident that occurred on Route 219 in the town of Ashford this morning.

Deputies report that at 9:35 a.m., a northbound vehicle operated by Anna Schroeder, 18, of West Valley, crossed over the center line and into the southbound lane and then collided with a southbound pickup truck operated by James Heidrich of Niagara Falls.

Two passengers in the pickup truck, Robert Fetterhoff, 77, of North Tonawanda, and Donald Fetterhoff, 65, of Farmington, Maine, were transported to the Erie County Medical Center via ambulance. Heidrich was flown to ECMC via Mercy Flight.

Schroeder was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.