Teenager killed in ATV crash Saturday in Halcott


Halcott — A Long Island teenager was killed and a passenger was seriously injured early Saturday when the ATV they were riding on crashed into a tree in the Town of Halcott.

The victim was identified to the News as 17-year-old Frank Travigno. A 16-year-old female who was also riding on the ATV sustained major injuries and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center. There was no report on her injuries as of Tuesday.

Reports indicate that the teenagers were riding on an ATV about 2 a.m. on Saturday on Kaftas Road when the driver failed to negotiate a turn and struck a tree.

The accident victims were reportedly riding with several other companions at the time of the incident.
Investigation is continuing and further details are pending from the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.
The Fleischmanns Fire Department assisted at the scene.