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Twin Brothers Die After ATVs Collide in Schaghticoke

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SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y.-School is almost out for students at Hoosic Valley High School. But the school year ends with sadness. On Sunday night, Rensselaer County Sherrif's say 17-year-old twin boys, Alex and Zach Rohloff,--

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Dee C (23)
Tuesday June 23, 2009, 9:39 am
"On Sunday night, Rensselaer County Sherrif's say 17-year-old twin boys, Alex and Zach Rohloff, were killed after ATVs they were driving collided head on.

"I was getting a lot of calls saying that he died. I couldn't believe it," said Sean Madigan, Zach's friend.

Sherrif's said it's likely the boys did not see each other as they approached a hill and both were not wearing helmets.

Zach would have been a senior next year at Hoosic Valley. Principal Patti Sawyer said Zach was doing well in the QUESTAR III Collision Tech program.

"Right now, we are struggling with what happened. Zach was full of life and he will always be remembered in the halls of Hoosic Valley," said Sawyer."

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Barb K (1688)
Tuesday June 23, 2009, 4:00 pm
Awwww sad. My heart hurts
for their friends and family.
Thnx Dee sadly noted. =(

Janet Hughes (390)
Tuesday June 23, 2009, 9:43 pm
Sadly noted. Heartbreaking, Dee...

Nicole K (19)
Wednesday June 24, 2009, 9:07 am
Very sad indeed. I don't suppose anyone took the responsibility to send these boys to an ATV safety course?

Dee C (23)
Wednesday June 24, 2009, 9:31 am
Sadly there have been numerous deaths around here at I I sure elsewhere with these ATV's..Most don't even wear helmets..
They do enforce a safety course in a few counties around here..also there are penalties is one is driving without the proper safety attire..or in areas where they should not be..speeding..age appropriateness..But the worst part is the parents themselves don't always take these simple safe steps..or even enforce it on their children..

I have seen very young children..barely able to operate them safely..yet whizzing around on helmet..nothing..
It is heartbreaking..and a horrible hard lesson to learn..once they have died..

Josh P. (0)
Friday March 30, 2012, 6:28 am
u al r wrong they were good friends of mine nd maybe some of us dont have both of our parents but they did nd they care for them alot i mean alot and so they wernt wearing helments but when ur on your own property it should be ur own choice nd speeding were they shouldnt get outta here atv most of them r built for speed exsample the yamaha raptor 700R built for raceing ok they came up 2 different sides of the hill nd didnt see eachother common misteak i no from exspeirence nd for u to sit their and critisize there parent ur messed up
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