UPDATE (6/2/22 10:19 a.m.) — The victim in Wednesday night’s fatal rollover crash in Clay has been identified by Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.

15-year-old Benjamin Foster, of Central Square, died at the scene after the 2002 Honda Accord he was the front passenger of lost control on Henry Clay Blvd. and drove off the road, striking a culvert which forced the car airborne, and then striking several trees before coming to rest.

The driver of the car has been identified as Nathan Barr, 20, of Clay. He sustained multiple injuries and had to be helped from the vehicle by rescue crews. Barr, along with the three backseat seat passengers, two boys aged 17 and 14, and 14-year-old girl, were taken to Upstate University Hospital. Their identities have yet to be released.

Benjamin Foster was a student in the Central Square Central School District. The district superintendent, Thomas Colabufo, released a letter to the community which you can read below.


TOWN OF CLAY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Multiple agencies responded to a deadly crash in Clay on Wednesday evening.

Onondaga County Sheriff’s deputies tell NewsChannel 9 the one-vehicle crash happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 8000 block of Henry Clay Boulevard between Waterhouse Road and Wetzel Road.

They say a vehicle rolled over several times. Deputies investigating the crash have confirmed that one occupant inside the vehicle has died. Four other occupants, one of which had to be extricated from the vehicle, were all transported to Upstate University Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Onondaga County Sheriff’s say the occupants were between the ages of 16 and 22.

NOVA Ambulance and Moyers Corners Fire Department also responded.

The investigation is active and ongoing at this time. Henry Clay Blvd between Waterhouse Road and Wetzel is currently closed to all traffic while members of the Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Team process the scene.

This is a Developing Story. Check back for updates as they become available.