A 16 year old Red Creek school student was killed in an accident Tuesday morning.
State Police say Deven Jackson was the passenger in a car that left the road, struck a sign and a utility pole, and ended up on its roof on Blue Cut Road in Wayne County.
The driver of the car, 17 year old Jeremy Taylor, was treated at Strong Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Jackson was a junior at Red Creek. The district released the following statement Tuesday:
“The Red Creek Central School district is mourning the loss of Deven Jackson (High School Junior), who died after a tragic automobile accident Tuesday morning. Our school community is grieving, and we extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Deven’s family and friends. Today, our district’s top priority will be supporting the needs of our students and staff. School counselors (including school counselors from area component districts) will be available to provide counseling and care for all students and staff.
As our district moves forward, we will continue to focus on the needs of our students and ensure all necessary supports are provided.