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SHERIDAN – A man and his passenger were injured in a singe-vehicle crash Thursday morning when the man lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said David Kent, 59, of Silver Creek was westbound on Route 5 with a passenger, Elizabeth Lysek, 47, of Silver Creek.

Officials said Kent tried to maneuver around another vehicle on the side of the road when he lost control of his car, left the north shoulder of the road and hit a tree.

Kent had to be extricated from his vehicle and was flown by Starflight to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. His condition was not immediately available. Lysek was transported to Lakeshore Hospital with a head injury.

The incident remains under investigation.