1 dead after 2-vehicle collision in Allegany County

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — An Allegany County man is dead following a two-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon in the Town of Wirt, New York State Police announced.

Troopers said the crash took place around 2:16 p.m. on State Route 275, where a Ford Escape traveling northbound entered the southbound lane and struck a Hyundai head-on.

Police said the driver of the Ford, 48-year-old Michael R. Coats of Bolivar, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of the Hyundai suffered minor injuries at worst.

An investigation into the crash remains ongoing.

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