Avon teen dies in car crash; four others injured
Updated May 12 at 3:28 p.m. with remarks from the school district.
A graduate of Avon High School has been pronounced dead this morning following a rollover accident at East River and Fishnell Roads in Rush around 8 p.m. last night.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reports that David D. Greer, 17, died from injuries he sustained around 2:30 a.m. Greer was a passenger in the backseat and was thrown from the vehicle.The other two backseat passengers were also thrown from the car — Nicholas J. Avino, 17, and Dakota T. Dibble, 18, both from Avon.
The driver, Cassandrea J. Mader, 18, is also an Avon graduate. She is in critical condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.
13WHAM News reported this morning that the car was headed south on East River Road, drifted into the opposite lane, then drifted back, struck a tree, rolled over and caught fire. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, say police.
A neighbor cut a female front-seat passenger out of her seatbelt and dragged her from the car. A Monroe County deputy said the Avon senior, whose name has not been released, narrowly escaped the flames.
Avon Central School is offering students access to counselors and local clergy. Neighboring schools are sending counselors in as needed.
“David was a member of our family,” said Superintendent Bruce Amey. “This is a difficult loss not only for students, but for staff who are grieving as well. Teachers have the difficult job of trying to be there for students but also keep things going smoothly.”
The superintendent learned of the accident Wednesday night. He met with teachers before school Thursday morning to prepare them for questions they would receive from students. Homeroom teachers broke the news and reported back about student reactions.
Amey said some students did visit with counselors Thursday. Some of the victims friends did not come to school.
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