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(10 PM) Pair Charged After Fireworks Injure Woman On Fourth Of July

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Two teenagers are facing reckless endangerment charges after one of the fireworks they set off on the Fourth of July injured a woman in Dunkirk.

An investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office resulted in charges Monday to an 18-year-old Amherst woman and 19-year-old Buffalo man. Neither was identified by name in a press release by the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies had been looking into the fireworks accident that injured a 58-year-old woman July 4 on Bayshore Drive in Dunkirk. Both deputies and members of the Fredonia Fire Department responded to the incident around 10:15 p.m.

Investigators say the teenagers were allegedly lighting fireworks when one struck the victim, causing injuries. The woman was taken to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for an evaluation.

The pair was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and issued appearance tickets to be in Pomfret Town Court at a later date.