A vehicle crash that happened in the early hours on Thanksgiving morning has left one person dead, and a second person seriously injured.

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According to reporting done by WKBW, a minivan drove through Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo and crashed into the McKinley Monument around 7 AM on Thursday.

Angel Marie Cobb, a 34-year-old Buffalo woman, has been identified by police as a passenger in the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by officials. The driver of the vehicle, who at this time has only been identified as a 40-year-old male, is in critical condition and currently receiving treatment at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.

Right now, we have our accident investigation unit at the scene conducting their follow up. And we've also notified the Erie County District Attorney's Office as at this point this is a criminal investigation to determine exactly what happened
-BPD Captain Jeff Rinaldo speaking to WKBW

Buffalo Police are currently investigating the incident in hope of determining exactly what happened. Investigators are looking for any witnesses that may have seen the crash or may have observed the van speeding and driving erratically down Delaware Avenue.

I saw some photos of this accident on Instagram and I really was taken back by how the van was positioned in the monument. I feel sad for the family of the woman who was killed and I hope the man who was injured is able to recover.

If you have any information about this accident, please contact the Buffalo Police using their Confidential Tip Line at 716-847-2255.

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