2 dead after car crashes into Orleans County creek

Updated: October 10, 2019 03:35 PM
Created: October 10, 2019 10:41 AM

GAINES, N.Y. (WHEC) — Two people are dead after a car crashed and landed in a creek in Orleans County on Thursday morning. 

Deputies responded to the crash just before 7 a.m. on Route 104 in the Town of Gaines. 


Investigators said the car was traveling east when it hit a deer, swerved left and crossed both lanes of traffic before going over a guard rail and down an embankment. Deputies said it then rolled into the creek. The car was submerged in five to six feet of water.

The driver, 21-year-old Brooke Allen, from Lyndonville, and 20-year-old Richard Forder, from Albion, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies and state police continue to investigate.

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