(UPDATE) — Additional details have been provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, a single-car motor vehicle accident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on Perch Lake Road in Pamelia on January 15.
Deputies responded to the incident to find that a pickup truck with three occupants had struck a tree. The driver, identified as 19-year-old Bryce A. Rajner, and the rear passenger, 16-year-old Reid Rajner were flown to SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.
Reid later died as a result of his injuries. As of January 16, Bryce remained hospitalized in Syracuse.
The front-seat passenger, 18-year-old Madelyn A. Countryman, was treated at Samaritan Medical Center and later released.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that icy and slippery road conditions continue to be the suspected primary contributing factor in the accident.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the New York State Police, Evans Mills Fire and Ambulance, Pamelia Fire Department, Guilfoyle Ambulance, Lifenet and Mercy Flight and Adams Center Fire.
PAMELIA, N.Y. (WWTI) — A local teen lost his life over the weekend following a fatal car crash.
According to Indian River Central School District leaders, High School Student Reid Rajner was killed in a car accident on Saturday, January 15. Rajner was 16 years older.
Moore confirmed that the school will be providing counseling and support services this week upon return from the holiday weekend. The passing of a young person has a lasting impact on all those close to them, and we stand ready to support the Indian River Community through this difficult time.
The most difficult message a principal can share is what I am about to write. It is with tremendous sadness that I share with you the news of an immense loss in our Warrior Community. Indian River High School student, Reid Rajner, was tragically killed in a car accident this weekend.
The passing of a young person has a lasting impact on all those close to them, and we stand ready to support the Indian River Community through this difficult time.
A GoFundMe has also been started for the Rajner family to cover medical expenses. As of January 17, over $10,000 had been raised for the family.
This is a developing story. ABC50 will provide updates as they are made available.