8 year-old boy killed, GoFundMe established

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UPDATE 6:30 p.m: 18 News spoke with a rider who was present at the track when the fatal ATV accident occurred. 

He declined to go on camera, but still shared his take on the quality and the safety of the field.  

“In my experience, the track was mismanaged. It was very poorly marked, I had guys (race officials) telling me to go one way and then another guy telling me to go another way. But they didn’t seem to know where we were even supposed to go. I’ve ridden some of the best you can do and this is the worst track out of my nine years.”

18 News also reached out to the Schuyler County Sheriffs Department who also declined an on-camera interview, but did say they couldn’t comment further because the investigation is still ongoing.   

A GoFundMe page has been established to help cover funeral costs.


UPDATE 2:49 p.m.: 18 News has confirmed that Jagger J. Roberts-Wright died in Sunday’s ATV accident.

Visitation will be on Thurs. May 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Blauvelt Funeral Home, located at 625 Broad Street in Waverly, New York.

Jagger’s funeral service will be on Friday, May 24 at 11:00 AM at the Greater Valley Assembly of God at 104 S. Main Street in Athens, Pennsylvania.


UPDATE 9:57 a.m.: Schuyler County Sheriff William Yessman Jr. tells 18 News that the 8-year-old Waverly boy struck a tree on May 19, 2019,  around 10:47 a.m. during a New York offroad association (NYOA) event.

The victim was transported to Schuyler Hospital by Schuyler Ambulance where he was pronounced dead.


Schuyler County Sheriff William Yessman, Jr. has confirmed to 18 News that an 8-year-old boy died on Sunday during a “sanctioned” motocross race in the Town of Montour. 

Sheriff Yessman said the race involved ATV’s and motorcycles and was being held in open fields along Mills Road.

The Sheriff tells 18 News that he is meeting with investigators Monday morning.

Stick with 18 News on-air and online as more details become available.

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