Community Vigil Planned for Harpursville Boy Killed in Hit and Run
A community vigil is planned to honor the life of a Harpursville boy who was the recent victim of a hit and run.
On January 1, 2023, 13-year-old Brennan Loveless was riding his bike when he was hit by a pick-up truck traveling east on Route 7 in Harpursville which then continued on away from the scene without stopping to help the boy.
Brennan was transported by EMS to Wilson Hospital and then to Syracuse Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead from the significant injuries he sustained.
On January 2 at 5:30 a.m., a call was placed by a driver to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office to report an accident on Bevier Street in the Town of Kirkwood. An investigation discovered the vehicle involved in that accident was the same one involved in the accident that claimed the life of Brennan.
According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, the driver of the vehicle, Bradley Law of Harpursville was found responsible for hitting Brennan, causing the injuries that led to his death.
In a statement, Broome County Sheriff Fred Akshar said he wanted to thank the community for stepping up and providing tips to authorities and also the members of "the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, for their quick response and steady action in responding to this terrible accident, for bringing this individual into custody and for helping bring some closure to the family of the victim."
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The Broome County Sheriff's Office reports that Bradley will be charged with Criminally Neglect Homicide and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Accident.
Broome County resident Ed Leonard, with assistance from other community members, has organized a community vigil in remembrance of 13-year-old Brennan Loveless and to show the Loveless and DeGroat families support in their time of grief.
The vigil to honor the life of Brennan Loveless will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. on the track of Harpursville High School and all are welcome to attend.