One person is dead following a car accident around 2AM in the Town of Hanover on Saturday.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies say the driver of the car, 28-year-old Thomas O'Connell Jr. of Irving, was speeding down the highway when he lost control and ran off the road. The car hit a telephone pole so hard that it severed the pole.
The car then rolled over several times before landing next to a tree.
O'Connell and another man, 22-year-old Jason Sanford, were ejected from the car. O'Connell died at the scene.
Sanford was airlifted to ECMC. His condition is not known at this time.