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TUSCARORA RESERVATION – A 35-year-old Lewiston man was killed just before 6 a.m. today when his 1997 Ford four-door sedan went off the road and hit two trees in a front yard at a home on Mount Hope Road.

The man who has not been identified pending notification of family. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Kenneth Lederhouse.

According to Lewiston Police, speed was a factor in the crash, but alcohol has not been ruled out and still remains under investigation.

Investigators from Lewiston and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department determined that the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when he left Mount Hope Road near Green Road, veered across Mount Hope then went off of the road, hitting a tree and then a second tree in the yard.

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