FULTON, NY – As the community tries to come to terms with the tragic death of a teenager, the superintendent of the Fulton City School District released a statement on the G. Ray Bodley High School student who was set to graduate next week.
“Dylan Blair was a senior and would have graduated on June 28 and his death is truly a tragedy!” Superintendent William Lynch said. “School staff describe him as a positive, pleasant and outgoing person. He enjoyed working on cars and was a student in the Oswego County BOCES Auto Tech Program.”
According to State Police investigators, Blair was killed after the 1998 Saturn he was driving collided with a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe along state Route 3 in the town of Granby.
Witnesses told police the Saturn attempted to pass slowed vehicles in the westbound lane and crossed over into oncoming traffic, striking the Santa Fe head-on.
The driver of the Santa Fe was transported to Upstate University Medical Center in Syracuse for non-life threatening injuries.
Blair was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The three passengers in the Saturn were transported to Upstate University Medical Center.
They included: Joshua D. Barnello, 18, also senior at G. Ray Bodley; Brittany R. M. Donahue, 17, a junior; and Miranda Bivens, 18, a 2013 graduate.
Barnell and Bivens suffered non-life threatening internal injuries, according to authorities.
Donahue suffered facial fracture and lacerations.
As thoughts and condolences go out to the student’s family, Lynch said, “The district has a crisis support team in place at the high school comprised of district staff and staff from other schools in the county to provide support for students, family members and staff.”