Clarence, N.Y. (AP) – Authorities say a teenage member of a suburban Buffalo volunteer fire company has died after his vehicle crashed into a tree.
Erie County sheriff's deputies tell local media outlets 17-year-old Alexander Hemline of Clarence lost control of his Jeep around 9:45 a.m. Sunday and hit a tree along a road in his hometown.
He was airlifted to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, where he was pronounced dead.
The teen was a junior member of the Harris Hill Fire Co. and a student at Clarence High School.
Deputies say Hemline was the only person in the vehicle and was wearing his seat belt. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.