BROADALBIN — A 15-year-old boy died Saturday after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Route 29 near Stewart’s Shop in Broadalbin.
According to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, Ryan Frye, of Amsterdam, was stuck at approximately 9 p.m. by a vehicle traveling west through the intersection of South Second Avenue.
The vehicle was driven by Sandra A. Frasier, 80, of Johnstown, according to the sheriff’s office.
According to the accident report, Frye ran across the roadway into the path of the vehicle while other pedestrians who attempted crossing went back. Frye was transported to Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville where he died from his injuries.
Police said in a release that several members of the public passing the scene stopped to administer aid to Frye until emergency personnel arrived. The Broadalbin-Kenyetto Fire Department and the Fulton County Ambulance service assisted.
The accident remains under investigation.
Frye was a sophomore at Broadalbin-Perth High School. Stephen Tomlinson, superintendent of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District released the following statement to multiple news agencies:
“This is a tragic loss for the Broadalbin-Perth school community. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Ryan. Members of the Broadalbin-Perth school system will be on hand to provide grief counseling early Monday morning and throughout the coming days.”
Frye was the son of Phil and Tammy Frye, who live in the town of Amsterdam.