13-year old killed in hit-and-run; Broome man charged with negligent homicide


(Colesville, NY) – On January 1, at 5:45 p.m., Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Route 7 near Hancock Road in the Town of Colesville for a hit and run motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist.

Community members found the bicyclist near the accident and provided immediate first aid until the arrival of EMS and law enforcement. Brennan Loveless, a 13-year-old male of Sanitaria Springs, was transported by EMS to UHS Wilson Hospital and subsequently to Syracuse Children’s Hospital for treatment. The victim sustained significant injuries and was pronounced deceased at the Syracuse Children’s Hospital.

The investigation thus far has determined that a pick-up truck traveling east on Route 7 struck the bicyclist and drive away. Broome County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team and Detective Division responded to the scene. Photos of the driver’s truck were released and generated valuable tips.

On January 2, around 5:30 a.m, a motorist called the sheriff’s office to report a motor vehicle accident on Bevier Street in the Town of Kirkwood. The operator alleged to have swerved into a ditch to avoid striking a deer. The subsequent investigation revealed this vehicle was truck involved in the fatal accident on January 1.

The investigation has revealed that Bradley A. Law, 34 years old of Harpursville, was the operator of the vehicle that struck Loveless, causing fatal injuries. Bradley will be charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide (Class E Felony) and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident (Class D felony).

Sheriff Fred Akshar said: “I’d like to applaud and commend the expertise and tireless work of the men and women of the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, for their quick response and steady action in responding to this terrible accident, for bringing this individual into custody and for helping bring some closure to the family of the victim. I’d also like to thank the people of our community for stepping up and providing key information to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division to aid in their investigation and help ensure justice will be served.”