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Mayer charged with traffic violation

6/22/2005

WALES, N.Y. -- A medalist in the 2002 Winter Olympics missed
a stop sign and struck another vehicle in a Buffalo suburb Tuesday,
killing the driver.

Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard said Travis Mayer, 23, of
East Aurora, was charged with a traffic violation in the 4:30 p.m.
accident that killed 44-year-old Diane Hamblin of Arcade.

Mayer was not hurt, although his car slammed into a telephone
pole.

The Cornell University student won a silver medal in the
freestyle skiing moguls in Salt Lake City.

Howard said the investigation was continuing.

Wales is 19 miles southeast of Buffalo.