Man dead after fiery crash on Lake Avenue

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A man has died after a car smashed into a building early Friday in the area of Lake and Lexington Avenue where a car has smashed into a building early Friday morning.

According to the Rochester Police Department, officers responded to the area around 4:54 a.m. Nearby witnesses say they saw a vehicle heading Northbound on Lake Avenue at a high rated speed, hitting the median and crashing into the front side of the building.

Upon arrival, officers found a 2003 Cadillac CTS which had collided into the building and was fully engulfed in flames.

Matthew Bien-Aime, 26, of Rochester, was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Strong Memorial Hospital suffering severe burns to his entire body. He died of his injuries on Friday.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the vehicle was traveling northbound on Lake Avenue. The vehicle struck the center median and crossed into the south bound lane of travel just south of the Lexington Ave intersection. The vehicle then struck a traffic light pole and the building before bursting into flames.” RPD officials said in a statement.


This is an ongoing investigation. Stay with News 8 WROC for more updates.

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