Crash on upstate NY highway leaves 2 ...

Crash on upstate NY highway leaves 2 dead

There are 51 comments on the WCAX-TV Burlington story from Oct 12, 2009, titled Crash on upstate NY highway leaves 2 dead. In it, WCAX-TV Burlington reports that:

State police say excessive speed was likely to blame for a one-car crash on an Adirondack Mountains highway that left two upstate New York two men dead and a third hospitalized.

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East Syracuse, NY

#22 Feb 8, 2010
It states that one of the boys paid fourty towards his portion and another boys. If they had been there all night and had gotten food that is not alot of money for two people. thats maybe 3 beers each and some food or 5 each if they didnt eat. If they had been there most of the night, which they had that is not alot. I too believe like the aticle says that something must of happened to distract the boys be it a bear or a deer in the road, there is no way they were going 106 miles an hour. The town is still saddened and I agree that any charges would only make it worse for all the parties involved, no matter what caused the accident everyone has suffered enough with the loss of these boys, including Lewis.
hmmmm

Thailand

#23 Feb 8, 2010
speed can be reasonably estimated by the evidence at the accident site. For certain, they can deduce that they were not going 55!!!! the bear distraction theory? i hate to say this, but it sounds like an emotional crutch for a grieving village.
Neighbor

United States

#24 Feb 8, 2010
With out a doubt in that area there was more than likely a bear crossing the road or in the area traveling towards the dumpster of the local restaurant. I have seldom driven 55 through that spot, however no one could drive over 100 through there. Enough pain has been suffered....NO is getting away with anything. We all make a choice. If we ride with someone under the influence we made that choice when we got in the vehicle. Who is to say that minds didn't change when the vehicle got to route 28. No emotional crutches here just real life, and consequenses from choices made in the heat of the moment.
Forgian

Manlius, NY

#25 Feb 12, 2010
Mike Onley was suspended from school when he was a kid for calling the school and saying there was a bomb in the building. He is a real piece of work. Oh yeah, Tear Jerker? Tear Jerker? That Utica OD article is sucks, poor writing, I wrote better articles with crayons when I was in kindergarten. I love both those men that passed, if I were writing about something that touchy I would have written a better article. If you can't respect that your whole persepective is wack. His portion of the bill was 40 dollars becuase they bought drinks for all their friends Dummy, don't judge.. Enough said? More like enough of your bullshit.
Forgian

Manlius, NY

#26 Feb 12, 2010
I apologize for the above post. I am sorry for being rude, out of line, and obnoxious. All of this pertains to people I love. I wrote with my heart, and frustrations. p.s. S. My D Mike Onley. Oh yeah and I am calling out the OD. Get better reporters.

Since: Feb 10

Morgantown, WV

#27 Feb 13, 2010
Mike,
Every person on Earth has faults. There are so many times from age 14-25 that I wish I could have a do-over with(and maybe that time when I was 4 and put hermit crabs in a microwave because I thought they were cold). Iím sure there are going to be many more times in the future that Iíll eventually wish I could have a do-over with as well. Thatís life.
Thereís no map, there are no guidebooks or Cliffís Notes. So, Mike, if youíre upset that Craig and Matt had hundreds of more close friends than you had, then I feel sorry for your lack of awesomeness. Itís not their fault that they were two of the kindest, funniest, most happy-go-lucky, most athletic, most loyal, most humble, bravest guys Iíve ever known to exist...and Craig was one Hell of a rapper too.
Mike, there are dozens of subtle contradictions and hypocrisies amongst your posts; for me to point them out would be a total waste of time because I know you would just ignore them and try to think of another moronic insult directed toward me, my friends, or the departed. People seem to think that you are Mike Olney. Is it you? If you actually believe in the statements you are making, then you should say who you are. By staying anonymous, you are actually admitting that you have doubts in the things you are saying. By staying anonymous, you are assuming that the overwhelming majority of people who have read what you have written will see your viewpoint as disrespectful, unfounded, and completely unnecessary. Of course, that assumption of yours would be totally correct.
It really sucks that I will go through the rest of my life and not be able to find friends like Matt and Craig. There are countless stories of their amazingness that me and the rest of their close friends will always hold on to. Mike, I will guarantee that, if you keep up your complete douchebaggery, you will never find friends who are even remotely as great as Craig Sears and Matt Girouard. To be honest...even if you change your attitude and become a good guy, you will still not find anyone like my buds.
Seriously though, Mike, state your last name for everyone here to see. Message me on facebook. Give me a call and weíll talk about things. My number is on your wifeís cell phone. Oh, and say hello to your mother for me!
-pat devlin

Since: Feb 10

Morgantown, WV

#28 Feb 13, 2010
Also...poster "Forgian," you are completely right about the article titled "Death in a Small Town." The writer, Emerson Clarridge, definitely misrepresented his intentions when he called to interview me about a story of "healing." It was said to be a story on the effect of the loss of Matt and Craig to the area. Instead, he wrote a poorly written brief on a supposed controversy, a controversy that doesn't even exist. Clarridge pretty much did "crayon" a baiting, disproportionally scribed article. He was supposed to write an empathetic story about the collective healing and reflection of a town going through a terrible accident. Emerson Clarridge should be ashamed of taking the opportunity to write about our amazing town of Old Forge so lightly.
Forgian

Manlius, NY

#29 Feb 13, 2010
Thank you
KJ Birtle

Keeseville, NY

#30 Feb 20, 2010
The only thing left to speculate in this case is what would Matt and Craig have done with the rest of their lives. Possibly great things I would guess. It is now up to the State Police and the DA to decide what happens with Lewis. I think he is paying one hell of a price right now but if legal conseqeunces are added to that so be it. These guys made life interesting and their deaths have caused a great deal of sorrow in this "small town". If you loved these guys feel free to mourn as long as you wish. There is no time limit on that and no amount of poorly written articles or careless comments about their character can change what has happened. Even in tough times and heated arguments I enjoyed their company and I will miss them.
at least

Palatine Bridge, NY

#31 Mar 27, 2010
KJ BIRTLE HAD SOMTHING INTELLIGENT TO SAY!
just a local

Palatine Bridge, NY

#32 Mar 27, 2010
fOR A CHANGE TO THE REST OF YOU DUMMIES!
just a local

Palatine Bridge, NY

#33 Mar 27, 2010
Hey Risley! we all know who you are!calling anyone a drunk really look in the mirror bud!Your as big a drunk as anyone,thats comin from a friend who luvs yah! Take yur own advice Dude,or stay in saquoit so you are'nt the next fatality!
Matt

United States

#34 Mar 27, 2010
whos Risley? And to make this fair, at least use your name and not "just a local". REALLY If you have something to say... USE YOUR NAME. OR dont talk on here because you mean nothing if we dont know who you are.
get on with life

Palatine Bridge, NY

#35 Mar 27, 2010
2 very nice kids died we all know move on,we all miss them.I don't know to many up here that do or havent done the same things they were doin that nite.Take a lesson from it you keep taking avoidable chances it will catch up to you!Be responsible
Mike Risley Sauquoit NY

United States

#36 Mar 28, 2010
Who's the big bad ass hiding behind the name of just a local?? If you have something to say to me pick up the phone, or find me. Yes, this here is the real Risley, who has never been on this Topix website in my life. Thanks to my wife who was born and raised in Old Forge, happened to find this Hilarious crap. For one, I know both families of those boys, and attended the Ceremonies. We all miss them, and it was a terrible thing, and anyone who DOES know me, knows I would never say any of this so-called shit. My life consists of more important things than making up some false stories and rumors about people I don't even know. I wish I had as much free time as you idiots. It's time to get a life, grow up, and maybe someday become a REAL MAN. If you got something to say, say it to there FACE!! You can't hurt these feelings.
just a local

Palatine Bridge, NY

#37 Mar 28, 2010
Dude your from Yonkers,sweet your closer than i thought,I can drive over and beat you down!I'm Chris Smeckler you would'nt remember that though you were to wasted and looking for a problem!Talkin shit and being angry,I forgive you though.This time!
just a local

Palatine Bridge, NY

#38 Mar 28, 2010
ohh and dude i didnt post that crap anyone can use any name here hello!!!!!!!!!!
just a local

Palatine Bridge, NY

#39 Mar 29, 2010
Go Risley!You drunk midget,you tell'em!Bet you wish you knew who I was so you could slap me around like your wife!This little barbie,would kick your ass!
just a local

Palatine Bridge, NY

#40 Mar 29, 2010
Hey dickwad stop usin my screenname!You chicken sh!t say who you are so we can take it up in person.Ever had ue ass kicked by a girl?Your about to!
Ross

Uxbridge, MA

#41 Mar 29, 2010
look at what time this guy gets on the computer to write shit about people. Put down the drugs dude and go to bed. You have taken the fun and purpose out of this site.

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