13-year-old dies after being struck by car in Rome
ROME — The 13-year-old girl who was hit by a car on Elmer Hill Road in Rome Saturday night has died from her injuries, according to the Rome City School District.
Crystal S. Seymour, of Rome, was a student at Strough Middle School.
"The RCSD is saddened to report the passing of Strough student Crystal Seymour this morning," school officials posted on social media.
"Our entire school community mourns this tragic loss, and our team is available for any student, staff, or community member in need of support. Please keep her family in your thoughts."
State police said Seymour and two other teens were walking in the middle of Elmer Hill Road at about 7 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by a southbound car. The driver, 20-year-old Isaiah J. Tomassi, of Rome, immediately pulled over, called 911 and began to render aid to Seymour, troopers said, along with the other teens.
Troopers said Seymour was wearing dark clothing and walking on an unlit section of rural roadway.
Seymour suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was hit, and she was rushed to University Hospital in Syracuse, where she later died.
The state police investigation is continuing.
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