SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers High School opened its doors today, Saturday, June 16, for students grieving the death of 15-year-old Reece Ferrara.
According to New York State Police, Ferrara, a ninth grader at Somers High School, was driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) when it struck a concrete mailbox. The teen was thrown from the vehicle and taken to Westchester Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
Police said the crash occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, on Blackberry Hill Road.
"We are shocked and saddened by the student's death and I know that we will join together as a community to support family and friends," Schools Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch said in an email to parents following the tragic news. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this terrible time."
Blanch encouraged parents to contact any of the district schools for additional counseling and said grief counselors would be available for families through next week.