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Wilson couple dies in car crash in restaurant

by TSchmitt
Mon, Sep 19th 2011 08:52 am

The Wilson community is mourning the loss of a prominent couple that was killed in a freak accident over the weekend.

Police in Amherst continue investigating why a van crashed through a restaurant, killing a customer right in front of his teenage son.

It happened at about 9:30 Saturday night at Cheeburger Cheeburger on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Investigators say the 74-year-old driver lost control of the van as it smashed through the restaurant.

Police say 56-year-old Joseph Bennett of Wilson was killed and family members say his 52-year-old wife Kathryn died at the hospital.

Both were extremely active in the community. The couple was eating with their 13-year-old son at the time.


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