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Brockport teacher hit, killed by truck while riding bicycle

WHECTV
Updated: October 07, 2019 09:48 AM
Created: October 06, 2019 11:51 AM

CLARKSON, N.Y. (WHEC) —  A second-grade teacher in the Brockport Central School District died after she was hit by a pickup truck while riding her bicycle on Saturday.

Carolyn Ray, 46, died early Sunday morning from injuries sustained from the truck hitting her, according to the district.

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Deputies say Ray was struck by a 2009 Dodge Ram pickup truck while riding her bicycle on Sweden Walker Road, south of Route 18, around 12:30 p.m.

When deputies arrived, Ray was unresponsive but still breathing. She was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead around 1:40 a.m. on Sunday.

The district issued the following statement Sunday morning: 

"The Brockport Central School District is saddened to learn that Carolyn (Carrie) Ray, a second-grade teacher at Barclay Elementary School, has died due to injuries she sustained from a bicycle accident Saturday morning. Carrie was a teacher with the district for almost 15 years and will be deeply missed. Resources and counselors will be available to provide emotional support for both students and staff." 

The driver of the pickup truck, 81-year-old Charles Groves of Hamlin, was uninjured. Deputies issued Groves a traffic citation for failing to safely pass a bicycle.

Tri-County Youth Hockey is holding a candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Hamlin Beach State Park.


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