On May 7, 2023 at approximately 4:00 am, Niagara Falls Police responded to the 4300 block of Porter Road to investigate a single-vehicle crash.
A 2002 Chevy Tahoe was heading west on Porter Rd. when it crossed the eastbound lane, striking a utility pole. The vehicle continued, hitting a portable sign for the Niagara Falls Golf Course before traveling down a small embankment. The vehicle came to rest in a shallow drainage ditch.
The Niagara Falls Police Department, Niagara Falls Fire Department and AMR Ambulance personnel attempted life-saving measures. The 39-year-old male driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld, pending notification of the family.
The Crash Management team closed off a portion of Porter Rd. for approximately five hours to gather evidence and to allow National Grid and Verizon to repair the damages. The investigation is ongoing.