Baldwinsville, N.Y. - A Central Square principal has died after being run over by a garbage truck
Around 7am, emergency crews responded to Aspen Springs Drive near the intersection of White Chapel Road. The truck operated by Syracuse Haulers and driven by 32 year old Jeremy Perry of Canastota, was backing down Aspen Spirings Drive when it struck 48 year old Lawrence Wink, who was crossing the road. He suffered severe injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Wink, was a principal at Hastings-Mallory Elementary School in Central Square.
Central Square School District Superintendent Thomas J. Colabufo released a statement:
" Lawrence Wink has been principal at Hastings-Mallory Elementary School in Central Square District for the past 11 years. During that time he left a legacy of kindness, energy and advocacy for all students. Students and staff alike loved Larry. He was a leader in the community and in the district. He truly loved his job. He will be greatly missed."
Grief counseling is being provided for students, staff and community members in Central Square.