Family remembers father of four killed in West Main Street crash

Updated: 04/09/2014 5:55 PM
Created: 04/09/2014 11:16 AM WHEC.com
By: Berkeley Brean

News10NBC is remembering a father of four killed in Wednesday's crash involving a RTS bus.

Like tens of thousands of people every day in our community, Terrance Frye was in his car on his way to work. Police say another car turned in front of Frye. He swerved to avoid it, but that put him right into the path of the oncoming bus on West Main Street. There was nothing he could do and because of that, Terrance Frye was taken away from his wife, four children, grandchild and everyone who loved him, including his brother.

Terrance Frye was killed when his car crashed into the bus on West Main Street. There was nothing anyone could do to save him. His brother, Tyrone, was the first family member at the scene. 

Tyrone Frye, Terrance’s brother, said, “Once I realized it was my little brother, it was a whole other thing. Then I had to go tell my mother. I was the actual person who told my mother.”

Tyrone says Terrance was more than a brother. He was an usher at his church. He was a spiritually leader and affectionate even if it embarrassed his brother. 

Frye said, “He always would greet me with a kiss and I would tell him, ‘don't kiss me in front of people, like guys see you kissing me’.  He would see my friends and he would hug them and joke around. That's something you can't replace. It's hard. That's an energy you need in your life.”

Terrance Frye held down two jobs, one at the Rochester Convention Center and the other at The Strong. He was headed to The Strong Tuesday for his afternoon shift.  Vice president Kathy Dengler talked to him Monday night.

Kathy Dengler, Vice President of The Strong, said, “So the last thing I said to him on Monday evening was, 'Have a great evening, Terrence. Make it a good one.'”

She said he went home with a smile. 

Frye said, “It was just hard to know the smile, it's there, you know? That was the smile of the day.”

Terrance's brother said Terrance had four children, the oldest in their mid-twenties and the youngest is about six-years-old. He also had one grandchild.

Police say they are still looking and need the public’s help finding the third car and driver. Police have not released a description so it's hard for us to know what to look for. News10NBC went from business to business at the scene trying to look at security camera video. None of the cameras point out onto Main Street. 

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