posted on August 09, 2010 07:18
Separate investigations continue today into the deaths of four people in Genesee County over the weekend.
Three young people were killed early Saturday morning in Oakfield as, deputies believe, they were returning from the Elba Onion Festival.
Killed in the one car crash on Albion Road were: 21-year-old Joshua Durham of Basom, his 20-year-old girlfriend Allyson Galens of Stanley and close friend, 22-year-old Mathew Ware of Batavia.
Joshua and Mathew attended Oakfield-Alabama High School in 2005-2006 and well-known athletes. Mathew was a star running back on the varsity football team and Joshua excelled on the baseball field.
Joshua and Allyson were both attending GCC.
Genesee County Sheriff’s investigators say alcohol and high speed were factors in the accident.
Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office continue to probe a grim discovery Saturday morning in Stafford.
The body of 47-year-old Deborah Maniace of Batavia was found along railroad tracks beneath the Route 33 overpass in Stafford.
Cause of death has yet to be determined, an autopsy was being performed at the Monroe County Medical Examiners Office.
The skydiver most seriously injured more than a week ago in a plane crash has died. Authorities say 53-year-old Thomas Medbury of Akron was a passenger on the aircraft when it crashed trying to takeoff in Newfane on August 1st.
Four other skydivers and the pilot walked away with just minor injuries.
Medbury was a member of the Frontier Skydivers Club.
A skydiver with the same club was killed in Batavia a few years ago when his parachute failed to open.
The Batavia City Council meets tonight in both a business and Conference session. The council meets at 7:00P.M. in City Hall. A report critical of the city’s Plumbing Board will be presented.
This reminder for city drivers: Vine Street will be closed to traffic today for repaving. Residents are asked not to park in the street.