Son of Assemblywoman Sayward dies in motorcycle accident

WILLSBORO The son of Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward was killed last week in a motorcycle accident. Kyle K. Sayward, 37, of Willsboro, died in a motorcycle accident in St. Augustine, Fla. on Sunday, Jan. 28. He was thrown from his Harley-Davidson motorcycle a little after 10 p.m. on Saturday night as he traveled on U.S. Route 1. Sayward was going below the speed limit of 45 miles per hour when he possibly hit a curb. Neither he nor his passenger, Marion Runn, 41, of St. Augustine, were wearing helmets. Florida law does not require a helmet for motorcycles if riders have at least $10,000 in medical insurance. Sayward was rushed to a local hospital, where he died. Runn was flown to a trauma unit in nearby Jacksonville in serious condition. St. Augustine police said alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. A blood alcohol sample was taken from Sayward and was being tested. Sayward was the third child of Kenneth and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. Kyle was a member of St. Philip's Catholic Church, a 1989 graduate of Willsboro Central School and a loyal member of the HOG Club, rarely missing a rally. Sayward, who was working on a construction project in Georgia, had ridden to St. Augustine for the weekend. He is survived by his son Cooper, who is a student at Westport Central School. In accordance with his wishes he was an organ donor followed by cremation. The family has requested memorials in his memory be made to the Cooper M. Sayward Education Fund, c/o Champlain National Bank, Customer Service Representative, PO Box 130, Willsboro, 12996.

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