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LEWISTON – Two people were killed in a one-vehicle accident early this morning on Walmore Road, Lewiston Police reported.

The deceased have been identified at Brandon M. Rickard, 32, who was driving, and Danyle M. White, 29. Both are residents of the Tuscarora Indian Nation.

Police received a call at 2:14 a.m. and found the vehicle broken into two parts on the shoulder of the roadway. One section was wrapped around a tree and the other, in which the two victims were found, was overturned, about 30 feet away.

Emergency personnel pronounced them dead at the scene.

Police said the vehicle was traveling northbound on Walmore when it crossed over into the opposite lane and struck the tree. Investigators believe speed was a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.

The Niagara County Sheriffi’s Office is assisting Lewiston Police.