26 yr. old, speeds, loses control and dies

This just really wows me. Teenagers and 20 somethings play video games such as grand-theft auto, watch R rated movies and through them learn to accept car crashes, and the reckless behavior that leads up to them....SUCH AS SPEEDING. A car is a weapon, why are young adults, with a bright future ahead of them, dieing from this senseless and irresponsible behavior? HOW are we as adults failing them? It is our duty to ensure they have the knowledge of their privilege behind the wheel. They have to know that video games are NOT real life. We all make mistakes BUT a life lost is not a mistake. You can never and will never be able to replace a life! Death is Death. No turning back.

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.