Sinclairville Elementary student dies in crash
A Sinclairville Elementary student died in a tragic accident Monday afternoon.
According to the State Police in Fredonia, around 4:10 p.m., troopers and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation out of State Police in Fredonia responded to Route 60 in the town of Pomfret for a three-vehicle collision.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Hyundai was traveling north on Route 60 and rear-ended a 2016 Kia which was stopped in the southbound lane waiting to turn left into a parking lot.
The 2016 Kia was pushed into the southbound lane and struck by a 2016 Volvo tractor-trailer traveling southbound. The 35-year-old operator and 7-year-old passenger of the Kia were transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital.
The operator was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The 7-year-old passenger was pronounced deceased at Brooks Memorial Hospital.
The accident temporarily forced the closure of Route 60 for a period of time.
Monday evening, residents in the Cassadaga Valley Central School District received an automated phone call stating a first-grade Sinclairville Elementary student had died in the accident. School officials noted they were not at liberty to share the name of the victim, however they said the school’s crisis intervention team would be ready to assist students.
Fredonia Fire Department’s Rescue 12, Rescue 15, Engine 15, M 15, and Car 11 responded to the scene. Cassadaga Ambulance 101 was requested mutual aid to assist at the scene. County Emergency services and the County Fire Police team also responded.