Fatal Accident Summaries|
May 1, 2007
Two teens four-wheeling in an SUV at a quarry plunged 40-feet over a cliff and were killed, authorities said Tuesday.
Deputies believe they were familiar with the quarry, but didn't realize the landscape had changed when workers recently blasted stone, creating the 40-foot drop.
Joshua Davis, 17, of Fayetteville, the driver, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at the Kinsella Quarry, just east of Syracuse.
Kevin Goich Jr., 18, of Manlius, was airlifted to University Hospital in Syracuse, where he died early Tuesday morning.
The two teens were last seen Monday afternoon leaving classes at Fayetteville-Manlius High School and reported missing by their parents when they didn't return home Monday night.
An Onondaga County Sheriff's helicopter discovered the teens' wrecked vehicle on its roof in the quarry about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Sheriff Kevin Walsh. Using satellite technology, investigators traced one of the victim's cell phones to the area of the quarry and found that it had been stationary since about 3 p.m. Monday.
Both were seniors at the high school. Walsh said they were wearing seat belts and there was no evidence of alcohol was involved.