FORT ANN, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the death of Nicholas Montello, 19, of Argyle. Montello was struck by a car while working to remove a tree for a friend in Fort Ann.
At 11:15 a.m. on Monday, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported serious injury from a car versus pedestrian crash on County Route 16. Police said that a crew was trimming tree branches using a bucket-style truck on Route 16. The victim, Montello, was among them, picking up the fallen branches in and around the roadway.
When deputies arrived, they found Mantello had been struck. He was sent to Glens Falls Hospital by Fort Ann EMS, where he was pronounced dead.
The incident is currently under investigation. Anyone that may have been in the area at the time or who may have information can contact the Sheriff’s Office.
Mantello was a graduate from the Southern Adirondack Educational Center. His obituary affectionately referred to him in his younger years as the “Mayor of Argyle” holding court at the local Stewart’s Shoppe.
Funeral services are next week. In lieu of flowers, the family says memorial donations in Nick’s name can be made to the Argyle Emergency Squad.