Update (June 13, 2022 at 8:11 a.m.) — The Oswego Police Department shared that the driver of the fatal accident was Sam Male, a 13-year-old middle schooler.

Investigators say that the car was traveling southbound on W 6th Street when it approached a T in the intersection, but the car did not turn and continued straight and struck a tree.

Police say that at this point in the investigation, the driver’s speed, inexperience, and the car being taken without family knowledge were contributing factors to the accident.


Update (June 13, 2022 at 7:15 a.m.) — A letter from the Oswego City School District Superintendent Marthis Calvin III revealed to the community that the person who died in Sunday morning’s accident was an Oswego Middle School student.

They have not released the student’s identity out of respect and privacy for the family.

Calvin added that the school and district will provide an opportunity for students and staff to process their grief, which includes counseling by the Crisis Response Team.


OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — One person has died in a solo Oswego County crash Sunday, police say. 

The accident happened around 8:31 Sunday morning in the area of W 6th Street and Niagara Street in the City of Oswego. Sources tell NewsChannel 9 that it was a young person under the age of 18 who was driving a grandparent’s car. The police say the driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to Oswego Hospital where they later died.

The Oswego City School District has been contacted, according to the Oswego Police Department. 

The investigation of the crash is ongoing, and the OPD says they will send out more details Monday.