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Police Identify Driver of Fatal Waterford Crash

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 It's a call that rescuers dread......

On Monday afternoon, emergency crews rushed to the scene of car accident on Old State Road in Waterford.  Police say a Pontiac was traveling at a high rate of speed,when the driver lost control and slammed into a tree.

"Upon checking further, we found four young people that were partially ejected or fully ejected from the car as a result of the accident." said Assistant Chief Harry Latta of Waterford Fire Department.

The crash leaves two dead and another two injured.  Coroner Lyell Cook identifies the male victim, as 20-year old David Blewett of Waterford.  He's believed to have been the driver.  Rescuers say that these type of accidents are especially difficult to deal with.

"Very difficult," said Latta. "I've been fighting fire and doing EMS work for 30 plus years. My son was killed in an automobile accident and I still do it for the community and to help."

Residents of that area, are no stranger to car accidents.

"This is the third accident that's happened on Old State Road within two years." said Carolyn Roberts.

She lives just yards away from the crash site.  Two years ago, a vehicle hydroplaned and crashed into her home.  For another accident to happen right next to her house, is tragic.

"I feel sorry for the parents that have to live with this," said Roberts. "I've lost a son and I know it takes years to get over something like this."

The other victim is a 16-year old female from Waterford.  Her name has been withheld because some family members are yet to be notified.  The passengers--identified as 18-year old William Arrowsmith of Erie, and a 16-year old female from Waterford--both sustained major injuries in the crash.  Police say that no one was wearing a seat belt.

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