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Cumberland County man killed in NY limo crash, spokesman for man’s family confirms

Brian Hough
Credit: SUNY Oswego

A Cumberland County man was one of 20 people killed in Saturday’s limousine crash in New York, a spokesman for the man’s family confirms to FOX43.

The Sentinel was first to report the news.

Brian Hough, a pedestrian at the time of the accident, was a 1990 graduate of Boiling Springs High School, Spokesman Michael Garland said. Garland added that Hough was currently an associate professor of geology at the State University of New York at Oswego.

Hough’s family has requested privacy at this time.

All 18 people in the vehicle were killed when the limo drove through a stop sign and crashed into a parked SUV, CNN reported. Two pedestrians — one being Hough — near the unoccupied SUV were also killed.

On Monday morning, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the vehicle failed state inspection last month — and was not supposed to be on the road — and the driver “did not have the appropriate driver’s license to be operating that vehicle.”

A GoFundMe page to support the family of Hough can be found here.

SUNY Oswego issued this on Hough’s passing:

The SUNY Oswego campus community is deeply saddened by the death of Brian Hough, an assistant professor of geology, who passed away as a result of an accident on Saturday. At this time, the college is still awaiting official confirmation from New York State Police on any connection to the deadly limo crash that occurred this weekend in Schoharie, New York.

A valued colleague and dedicated teacher, he first arrived on campus in 2016 as a visiting professor. Hough was a scholar who specialized in the interactions of tectonics and climate and paleoelevation. He taught courses in stratigraphy, oceanography, historical geology, and paleontology.

He earned his PhD from the University of Rochester, master’s degree from Idaho State University, and bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University.

“In a short time, Brian became a major part of our campus family,” said SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley. “He was a dedicated faculty member who inspired his students to learn and understand at a deep level, and whose contributions were often sought by his colleagues. He will be missed and remembered fondly by all, always.”

Our condolences go out to Brian’s family, friends, colleagues and his students during this difficult time. Arrangements will be announced at a later date.