Second teen dead after Lincoln crash
Speed and seatbelt usage a factor, police say
A second teen has died after an early morning crash in Lincoln Sunday, police announced Monday.
Officers were called to a single car crash on Moyer Road just west of Cherry Street at about 3:50 a.m., Niagara Police say. A 1999 Audi A4 was going westbound on Moyer Road when the driver lost control after cresting a hill just west of Cherry Avenue. The Audi crossed over the centre lane before swerving back across both lanes of travel and off the north edge of road where it slammed into some trees, police say.
Two men were thrown from the car — a 19-year-old Niagara Falls man died at the scene, while an 18-year-old Lincoln man was airlifted to hospital. He died on Sunday just after 4 p.m., police announced Monday. An 18-year-old man stayed in the car, and called 911 just after the accident asking for help, but he couldn’t give his exact location. Officers started searching the rural area on a road-by-road grid, police say.
Police found the car and the fire department and paramedics were called in. The 18-year-old was taken to hospital, and remains in stable condition at Hamilton Health Sciences.
The collision reconstruction and forensic service units of Niagara police are investigating the collision. Speed and seatbelt usage was a factor, police say.
The identities of the teens are not being released at the behest of their families.