STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM-TV) – The family of Nicholas Tracy has started a GoFundMe account to help with unexpected funeral expenses.
Phil Tracy, brother to Nicholas Tracy, started the GoFundMe early Sunday afternoon after he learned about his brother’s death.
The account has raised nearly $2,000 with a goal set for $5,000 for the family to give him the proper burial and celebrate his life.
According to the GoFundMe page, 31-year-old Nicholas leaves behind his son Elliott and hundreds of friends.
New York State Police tell 18 News that early Sunday morning, police responded to a call of a person in the middle of the road dead on County Route 85 in Tuscarora, close to the Pennsylvania border.
According to officers, 31-year-old Nicholas Tracy of Addison was driving with his girlfriend, Brittany Carlson.
State police said for an unknown reason, Tracy exited the vehicle and began to walk, then Carlson entered the driver’s seat of the car and drove at Tracy, hitting him with the car.
According to officers on the scene, Tracy was pronounced dead at the scene.
29-year-old Brittany Carlson Tuscarora has been charged— with Vehicular Manslaughter, Reckless Driving, Driving While Intoxicated, and Unsafe Start.
The Steuben County District Attorney is currently working with State Police Investigators, and the investigation is continuing.
Investigators ask anyone with information to call the State Police at (607)-962-3292.