Teen killed in East Rochester crash identified as Aquinas senior

UPDATE: News10NBC has just learned the name of the young man who was killed in a crash over the weekend in East Rochester. He was Clark Palen, a 17-year-old from Honeoye Falls. Palen was a senior at Aquinas Institute of Rochester. Police say he was speeding when he crashed, and died at the scene.

EAST ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A driver has died in a crash in East Rochester that happened just after midnight on Saturday.

East Rochester police say the driver was speeding and the car went off the road on Bluff Drive near Linden Avenue. Officers say the car was going so fast it sheered a tree in half and uprooted it. Parts of the car hit a home nearby.

The driver was found dead when police arrived. The victim’s name has not yet been released.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday: