Ulster County teenager dies in snowmobile accident

Alexander T. Watkins-Blazeski, a 16-year-old from the Shawangunk hamlet of Pine Bush, was killed in a snowmobile accident near Sinsabaugh Road on Saturday. In a news release, state troopers said Watkins-Blazeski was driving a 2005 Arctic Cat in a field when he lost control and slammed into a tree.

The Times Herald-Record reports that friends of Blazeski's tried to get him to the hospital:

Friends who stopped hearing the sound of the snowmobile went to search Blazeski and found him near the tree. They started to transport him by car but along the way his condition deteriorated and they called 911, cops say. An ambulance rushed him to Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill, where he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

An obituary for Blazeski in today's paper notes that a fund has been set up in his memory:

A fund will be set up in Alex's name to continue his legacy. To help support someone with the same characteristics that Alex embodied, contributions may be made to ATB Legacy Fund, c/o Gagan Funeral Home, P.O. Box 776, Pine Bush, NY 12566.