Man killed in hit-and-run on Inner Loop was a proud member of deaf community

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — News10NBC has received new information on the man hit and killed on Rochester’s Inner Loop. A statement from Anthony Trayner’s family said he was trying to help a friend in need when he was struck.

24-year-old Trayner was a proud member of the deaf community, and from Ontario, Canada. The hit-and-run happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning between Scio Street and Joseph Avenue exits.  

Gerry Buckley, National Technical Institute for the Deaf’s President released a statement on the passing of alumnus Anthony Trayner, saying that “NTID is a community that cares deeply for its members. The loss of Anthony is one that we all feel deeply as we grieve with his family and sister during this difficult time. We will be there for one another.”

Buckley’s email to the NTID community:

Dear NTID Community,

I am writing to share with you the sad news that RIT/NTID alumnus Anthony Trayner of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, who graduated in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in finance, passed away on August 21, 2022.
While a student at RIT, Anthony had a co-op as a finance intern with Capital Markets at Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans in Detroit, Michigan. He studied abroad as part of the fall 2019 RIT International Business Program, joining business students from around the world at RIT Croatia. He worked as a mortgage fulfillment specialist at the WFCU Credit Union in Windsor, Ontario.

Anthony is survived by his parents, Gerald and Stephanie, and his sister, Raven, who is a third-year NTID-supported student in RIT’s biomedical sciences program. We express our deepest condolences to the Trayner family and Anthony’s friends.

RIT Counseling and Psychological Services staff, chaplains in Spirituality and Religious Life, and NTID counselors/academic advisors are available for those who are in need of support or wish to share their feelings of loss.

• NTID counselors/academic advisors provide personal, social, career and academic counseling services to all deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT/NTID students. Connect with NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services if you are seeking support.

• Schedule an appointment with RIT Counseling and Psychological Services by sending a secure message on the RIT Wellness Portal or contacting the office at 585-475-2261. If you are looking to connect with mental health support services outside of business hours, call the 24-hour mental health line at 1-855-436-1245. Counselors fluent in ASL are available.

• Spirituality and Religious Life staff and chaplains are available to connect with you. You can reach them at or via phone at 585-475-2137.

No funeral or memorial service arrangements are available at this time.

According to police, Trayner was walking in the westbound lanes between the Scio Street and Joseph Avenue exits when a driver struck him with their car. The driver then fled the scene.

If you have any information that can help find the driver who hit Trayner, troopers are asking you to call 585-398-4100.