Cassadaga woman dies in crash this morning

CHARLOTTE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of a fatal car crash that occurred at 7 a.m. today on Cassadaga Road in the town of Charlotte.

Pronounced dead at the scene was Kelly J. Daniels, 31, of Cassadaga, the driver of the vehicle. According to the accident report, Daniels lost control of her eastbound vehicle and struck a tree.

Starflight responded to the scene and passenger Michael A. Priest, 36, of Cherry Creek, was flown to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa., for head injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Cassadaga Fire Department, Charlotte Fire Department and Sinclairville Fire Department.