KEY POINTS

  • A Syracuse university freshman was killed after colliding with a campus trolley on Tuesday
  • Police officers found a skateboard at the scene but it has not been determined if he was on it
  • The freshman was the former captain of the Conant High School cross country team

A New Hampshire teen who was a freshman student at Syracuse University died in a freak accident involving a campus trolley, Tuesday evening.

Trevor Daley Pierce from Jaffrey, New Hampshire, was killed following a collision at the intersection of Comstock and Waverly avenue near the school.

When officers came, they found that Pierce and the trolley had collided according to dispatch reports, the local Syracuse paper reported.

A skateboard was marked as the primary evidence at the scene of the accident. It was not immediately clear if Pierce was on it at the time of the incident. There was blood, however, on the street.

He was rushed to Upstate University Hospital in critical condition, but his wounds were too severe, and he was soon pronounced dead.

According to Marianne Thomson, the New Hampshire native was a member of the school honor's program. He also lived in an honors living-learning community, People Magazine reported.

She added that he would be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. It is also an unfathomable loss for Pierce's friends and loved ones and the Syracuse University Community.

A Facebook page for Conant High School's cross country and track team also paid tribute to the deceased freshman, saying that he was a former captain of the Conant boys cross country team and an Eagle Scout.

The post on social media read, "Trevor was a key member of our top-ranked boys cross country team and a critical component to our 4x800 and 4x400 relay squads on the track team who were expected to win State titles and set school records before the pandemic cancelled the spring season."

"Trevor was a warrior runner and brought his high-energy and a desire to succeed to our teams. He was also a captain and 4-year varsity athlete," the post added.

Students of the university were encouraged to seek out counseling at the institution. The university is also offering any other service as a gesture of support to the community.

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