A recent Bath Haverling graduate was killed Saturday night in a one-car accident in the Town of Bath.
Nikolas A. Tillinghast, 18, of Hayes Road, Bath, was traveling alone in his Chevy S-10 pickup truck westbound on Bonny Hill Road when he failed to stop at the Windfall Road intersection, according to a press release from Inv. Donald J. Rodbourn of the Bath State Police barracks.
The truck proceeded through the intersection and struck a guard rail on the west shoulder of Windfall Road before becoming airborne. It then struck a pole off the roadway and came to rest in a culvert off the west shoulder of Windfall Road, Rodbourn said.
The Bath Volunteer Fire Department extricated Tillinghast from the vehicle. He was transported by Bath Volunteer Ambulance to Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
His body was taken to Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.
Police suspect excessive speed to be a contributing factor in the accident, Rodbourn said.
Tillinghast graduated from Bath Haverling High School in June. He was a high honor student and played on the varsity lacrosse team.
The Bath Village Police Dept. and Steuben County Coroner Stephen Copp also responded to the scene.