© 2024 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
WBFO brings you NPR's live coverage of the Republican National Convention tonight and tomorrow night from 9pm-11pm.

Short high speed chase turns fatal in Buffalo's medical corridor

Google Maps

A brief high speed chase in Buffalo's medical corridor turned fatal early Saturday morning.When Buffalo Police officers attempted to pull over a 2007 Jeep Liberty around 2 a.m., the vehicle quickly took off. Moments later it crashed into a pole at Michigan Avenue and East North Street.

The car's 21 year old male driver from New York City died a short time after the crash. Two of the vehicle's passengers were taken to the Erie County Medical Center with apparently non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating if the vehicle was involved in several hit and run accidents just before the crash occurred.

Avery began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey for WRUB, the University at Buffalo’s student-run radio station.