UPDATE 10:25 P.M.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Suffolk County Police Department said Noah Farrelly, who was hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning, has died from his injuries.
Farrelly graduated from Binghamton High School in June.
Stony Brook University sent a release to students Thursday night from the Dean of Students.
That statement said:
The Stony Brook University campus community is mourning the loss of undergraduate student athlete Noah Bernard Farrelly, who was tragically injured in a motor vehicle accident on the morning of December 4 and passed away this afternoon.
Noah was an exceptional scholar athlete, coming to Stony Brook from Binghamton, New York as a first semester freshman this year, majoring in Psychology. He was a passionate runner and loved being a member of the cross-country team and the Stony Brook Athletics family.
This is a devastating loss to all, especially Noah’s family, his fellow athletes, coaches and friends. On behalf of Stony Brook University, I express heartfelt condolences to all who knew and cared for Noah.
Details on services will be shared on the Office of the Dean of Students website when available. Many resources are available if you wish to speak with someone during this difficult time.
Farrelly’s track and cross country coach at Binghamton High School said the teen ran for the district since seventh grade. During that time he was a Section IV champion.
“I think the thing that keeps me in it is getting to work with kids like Noah,” said Binghamton High School Track & Cross County Coach, David Cody.
Cody said Farrelly made a name for himself around the state while on track meets. Those who ran against him and those who were teammates of Farrelly’s admired his sportsmanship.
“It’s really difficult to forget someone like him,” said Binghamton High School sophomore Mohammed Sakayl who was a teammate of Farrelly’s last year.
Scott Rozen of Binghamton considered Farrelly a good friend and teammate. They both ran cross country and indoor and outdoor track together for Binghamton High School, and worked many summer jobs together.
“He was one of the funniest kids I’ve ever met,” said Rozen who described Farrelly as genuine, kind and a “phenomenal athlete.”
Rozen said he would drive Farrelly to practice. “We went for runs everyday and you know it’s just one freak accident, one freak incident and here we are,” said Rozen. “I don’t even know how to put it into words it’s awful.”
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Suffolk County Police Department says it’s investigating a crash that critically injured a pedestrian identified as an 18-year-old Binghamton man.
According to police, Noah Bernard Farrelly, a student at Stony Brook college, was jogging across an intersection Tuesday morning, “crossing against the light,” when he was struck by a 2018 Dodge Caravan.
Police say Farrelly was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
Authorities say the driver was not injured.
Stony Brook University Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron released the following statement to 12 News Thursday:
“We would like to thank the community for the outpouring of concern, prayers and well wishes for Noah Farrelly while he is being cared for at Stony Brook University Hospital. Noah remains in the hospital under the care of the Trauma team. Out of concern for the well-being of his family, we ask that the members of the media respect their privacy.”
Farrelly graduated from Binghamton High School in June. A spokesperson for the Binghamton City School District also sent a statement to 12 News:
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Noah’s accident. He and his family have been an important part of the BCSD community. Our hearts go out to the Farrelly’s during this difficult time. The district has counselors in place at the schools Noah attended for any students or staff who need assistance.”