2 men dead after head-on collision in Amherst

Two men died after a head-on collision in Amherst Tuesday evening, officials said.

They were identified Wednesday night as Euclides Almeida, 42, and Ailton Correia, 28, both of Amherst, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.

At 7:42 p.m., officers responded to a report of a head-on collision by 916 West St., according to Mary Carey, a spokeswoman for the DA’s office.. The crash involved a Datsun 280ZX and a Honda minivan.

Almeida, the driver of the Datsun, and Correia were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The driver of the minivan remained at the scene and cooperated with officers before being brought to a local hospital with minor injuries.


No charges or citations have been issued, officials said.

A preliminary investigation found that the Datsun had been traveling in the southbound lane before it crossed the double solid yellow lines in a no-passing zone, officials said. The car then crashed into the minivan traveling in the northbound lane.

State Police and Amherst police are investigating the crash, officials said.

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