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A Newstead man was killed this morning when the pickup truck he was driving slammed into a tree on Main Street in the town, State Police reported.

Lawrence J. Serwacki, 54, was northbound on South Newstead Road about 6;40 a.m. when he ran through a stop sign at Main Street, police said. His 1995 Nissan pickup continued across Main, went off the north shoulder of the road and struck a tree in the front yard of 12734 Main. Serwacki was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is continuing and any witnesses are asked to contact Investigator Joseph Gill at State Police Clarence barracks, 759-6831.

Newstead Fire Department and Twin City Ambulance assisted at the scene.