NEWARK VALLEY, N.Y. (WENY) -- An 18-year-old from Newark Valley died after the group he was traveling with with crashed into a tree on Baily Hollow Road on Sunday, June 23rd. Police say Connor Vanzile died at the hospital as a result of his injuries.

Vanzile, the 17-year-old driver, and two other passengers were all students at Newark Valley High School. The other passenger were also transported to Wilson Hospital with injuries, but Police did not elaborate on the seriousness.

The Newark Valley Central School District confirmed they were all students at Newark Valley High School.

The crash happened shortly before 1 a.m., and police say the group was traveling eastbound on Bailey Hollow Road when it happened. No word yet on what vehicle they were driving.

Police say they are investigating the crash.

Below is a full copy of the statement released by the Newark Valley Central School District.

"Dear Newark Valley Families, It is with deep sorrow and a heavy heart that I share tragic news with you. This morning, we learned that a senior at Newark Valley High School died in a car accident. Three other students were also involved in the accident.

The profound impact of this news has left our close-knit community in shock and grief-stricken. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families as they navigate through this unimaginable tragedy. During these challenging times, it is vital that we come together to support and comfort one another.

We will be offering counseling services this week to any student in need. We will have our crisis team available along with additional counselors available in the school to assist students as they express their feelings related to the loss of a classmate and friend. The most important thing we can do is to be supportive and encourage an open expression of feelings. If you feel your child needs special assistance or is having a great deal of difficulty coping, please do not hesitate to call. Thank you for your continued support of our school community as we work together to help everyone affected.

With Sympathy and Sorrow,

Tim Calice

Superintendent of Schools."