HANOVER - A Silver Creek man is sought by authorities following a vehicle crash on Route 5 that left one person dead.
According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department, at about 3 a.m. Thursday a vehicle was traveling westbound on Routes 5 and 20, turned onto the split on Route 5, lost control and crashed into a concrete abutment in the ditch on the south side of the road.
A passenger in the accident was killed. The driver fled the scene and has not been located.
The remains of a vehicle involved in a single-vehicle accident early Thursday morning in Silver Creek.
Photo by Chip Riewaldt
The passenger was identified as Jeremy M. Long, 22, of Silver Creek.
Police believe the driver is Jeremiah S. Burgess, 22. He is 6 foot tall, weighs 270 pounds and is currently wanted by police.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's office at 753-2131.