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Accident in Orleans County claims life of teen

By bud prevost

The following appeared in today's paper. I am asking anyone with faith and empathy to pray for the young man who passed, his father, and of particular interest to me, we need to pray for Reverend James Renfrew. Jim is a regular on here, and I can't imagine the inner turmoil this gentleman is feeling. While ideal wise, we are on opposite pages, I know Jim to be a good, kind and compassionate man. As a matter of fact, he married my wife and I 6 years ago. Please, let's keep all involved, and their respective families, in our prayers. Thank you.

From the Daily News:

A Holley man was killed when the car he was riding in was broadsided by another car on Route 31A Wednesday night, Orleans County Undersheriff Steven Smith said.

Austin J. Boyd, 19, was a front-seat passenger in a car driven by his father, Ronald Boyd, 50.

Smith said Boyd was driving east on 31A about 9:20 p.m. when a car driven by James R. Renfrew failed to stop at the stop sign on South Holley Road and slammed into the passenger side of his 2002 Saturn.

Austin Boyd was trapped in the car and had to be freed by Clarendon firefighters. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Scott Schmidt.



Austin was a 2009 graduate of Holley High School. He and his father were returning from a Scouting event.

His father and Renfrew, 55, of Clarendon, were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Smith said.

Smith said Renfrew was north on South Holley Road and failed to stop. It does not appear speed or alcohol were factors but an investigation is continuing, Smith sa

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