Teen Dies in Saturday Snowmobile Accident in Floyd
Family and friends are mourning the death of a Floyd teenager who was killed in a snowmobile accident over the weekend.
Oneida County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a serious incident at approximately 8:05pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
Three boys on two snowmobiles were involved in the accident on the Penn Mountain Snowmobile Trail near the intersection of East Floyd Road and Camroden Road.
16-Year-old Nicholas Martin, operating a black 1997 Arctic Cat with 15-year-old Austin Parker from Holland Patent riding as his passenger, was eastbound when deputies say he veered off the north shoulder and hit a tree. Both Martin and Parker were ejected from the snowmobile.
A second snowmobile, a gray 2007 Ski-Doo operated by13-year-old Caleb Martin, was close behind. Believed to be trying to avoid the collision, he hit the trees as well.
All three young men were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Nicholas Martin, who was initially listed in critical condition with severe head trauma, later succumbed to his injuries. Caleb Martin had injuries to his wrist. Austin Parker was being treated for head pain.
No details have yet been provided regarding services for Nicholas Martin.