On January 21st, 2014 around 8:00 PM Niagara County Dispatch received a 911 call of an accident involving a motor vehicle in front of 8549 Ridge Road in the Town of Hartland. Investigation reveals the vehicle was traveling east bound on Ridge Road in the Town of Hartland when the vehicle left the road and went onto the south shoulder. The vehicle struck a tree in the front yard of 8549 Ridge Road before coming to rest. The operator of the vehicle was transported to Eastern Niagara Hospital in the City of Lockport shortly after and was pronounced deceased. The investigation is continuing by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Unit. The name of the occupant is being withheld at this time pending the notification of the family.