Canastota Schools Mourning The Loss Of Student

posted by Ian Wheatley - 

Canastota, N.Y. - A 16-year-old killed in Canastota is being remembered by his school.

Madison County Sheriff Deputies say 16-year-old Coby Stevens was driving on Lewis Point Road around 1:15 p.m. Thursday when crossed to the other side of the road and slammed into a tree.

He died at the scene. His passenger was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.  That person's name hasn't been released.

In a statement Canastota Superintendent June Clark said that she and the rest of the District family are "devastated by the sudden and tragic death" of Stevens and said that he was an "integral part of our Raider family."

The district has made crisis counselors available at the high school today for all students and staff.

Complete Statement From Canastota Central School District Superintendent June Clark:

The Canastota Central School District family is devastated by the sudden and tragic death of junior Coby Stevens. Our deepest condolences go out to Coby's family in the face of what can only be described as an unimaginable loss. Coby was an integral part of our Raider family. He was a member of the football and wrestling teams and had been wrestling at the varisty level since the 7th grade. Coby loved to hunt and fish and was an avid outdoorsman. He always had a smile for his classmates and teachers and he will be remembered as a loyal friend and teammate. We will have crisis counselors available at the high school Friday for all students and staff. We ask that everyone keep the Stevens and Appler families in your thoughts and prayers.

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