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Driver Cited for Fatal Crash Involving Off-Duty Cop

Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Hamburg Police have ticketed the driver in a crash that claimed the life of an off duty Evans Police Officer.

Police say their investigation determined a car driven by Lorraine Pelc was stopped at a red light on Rogers Road attempting to turn right onto Route 5.

Police say she did not yield the right of way to Officer Frederick Garassi the third on his motorcycle, and then made an unsafe lane change, traveling from the right lane to the left lane causing the collision.

Police add excessive speed was not a factor.

Pelc has been ticketed for unsafe lane change and failing to yield the right of way when making a right hand turn.

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Topics : Disaster_Accident
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Locations : Hamburg
People : Frederick GarassiLorraine Pelc