Fatal Crash Blamed on Stop Sign Violation

Written by on March 29, 2018

News Release: New York State Police

On March 28, 2018 at 12:45 p.m., Troopers responded to State Route 104 and Carmen Road in the town of Hartland for a two-vehicle collision. Further investigation revealed that a 2010 Nissan was traveling westbound on State Route 104 when a 2009 Toyota operated by Thomas M. Busch, 40 of Lockport, NY was traveling northbound on Carmen road failed to stop at the stop sign and entered the path of the Nissan. The operator and passenger of the Nissan had multiple fractures and where transported to area hospitals. The passenger of the Nissan, Barbara A. Linker, 77 of Barker, NY succumbs to her injuries at Medina Memorial Hospital. Busch was issued citations for failure to stop at a stop sign and Unreasonable speed, both returnable to the town of Hartland Court.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation and NYSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated this collision.

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