SINCAIRVILLE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that took place Monday morning on Route 60 just outside of Sinclairville, involving a tour bus and another vehicle.
The accident happened just before 9 a.m. in the Town of Charlotte, between Jamestown Street and Sylvester Road.
Sheriff Deputies say 20 year-old Justin Romaniuk of Lakewood was traveling south when his vehicle crossed into the northbound lane for an unknown reason. The vehicle then collided head-on with a Coach USA Bus being driven by Debra Grimes, also from Lakewood.
Romaniuk was pinned under his vehicle and had to be cut out, officials say. He suffered serious injuries and died at the scene.
Grimes was also trapped in the bus and had to be rescued by the Jaws of Life and first responders. She was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for serious, but not life threatening, injuries. Three passengers on the bus were also hurt in the incident.
Route 60 was closed for about four hours during the investigation, which continues. No charges are expected against Grimes.