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Accident claims two lives, stalls Transit Road traffic

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An elderly Amherst couple was killed in a tragic accident with a tractor trailer on Saturday.

Investigators claim that the truck crossed the center line along Transit Road in Clarence before striking a van operated by 75-year-old Howard Vahue and 68-year-old Barbara Vahue. The couple were pronounced dead at the scene. The impact forced the couple's vehicle into a utility pole and then on into the front of a local business.

Traffic along Transit was snarled for hours as the accident was addressed.

Investigators continue to comb through evidence, but alcohol is not thought to be a factor in the incident.

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