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Jets fan killed after celebratory sled ride

The New York Jets’ rousing victory in New England was marred by the death of a Jets fan in Staten Island, New York.

John Annese of the Staten Island Advance reports that 46-year-old Raymond Larsen celebrated the Jets win by sledding down his steep driveway in a Mark Sanchez jersey.   The sled vaulted into the road below, and Larsen was killed by an oncoming motorist.

The driver, a 61-year-old woman, was not intoxicated and police don’t suspect any crime on her part.

Larsen was known by his neighbors for his buoyant personality.

“It’s really a big loss not having him on the block,” his neighbor Amir Alishahi said. “He was really a fun, fun guy.”

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21 Responses to “Jets fan killed after celebratory sled ride”
  1. picksix401 says: Jan 17, 2011 11:45 AM

    RIP from a patriots fan

  2. chin35char says: Jan 17, 2011 11:49 AM

    Pretty sad

  3. ninjapleazee says: Jan 17, 2011 11:51 AM

    wow.. thats tragic. at least he died happy

  4. deanvernonwormer says: Jan 17, 2011 12:01 PM

    Sucks. Now he won’t see the Jets win the Super Bowl. RIP from a fellow Jets fan.

  5. robzar says: Jan 17, 2011 12:01 PM

    Sad, but at least he died happy. RIP from Patriot Nation.

  6. Moonman says: Jan 17, 2011 12:06 PM

    This happened near my house. I don’t know the guy. But this is just a shame. It’s really a terrible story, regardless of any culpability. Good luck to his family.

  7. xtb3 says: Jan 17, 2011 12:10 PM

    Sanchez should go to the funeral.

  8. bertilfox says: Jan 17, 2011 12:12 PM

    Yes…condolences from a Pats Fan in NH.

  9. Party Monster says: Jan 17, 2011 12:12 PM

    RIP fellow Jets fan. Atleast he went out happy. Sad indeed

  10. phillysteve says: Jan 17, 2011 12:25 PM

    RIP, John Annese, from a proud member of the Steeler Nation.

  11. r8r4life says: Jan 17, 2011 12:29 PM

    He was a Jets fan, I am a Raider fan, but we are both human beings, R.I.P.. My prayers are with him and his family. From a member of the Raider Nation…..

  12. leroy36 says: Jan 17, 2011 12:37 PM

    Condolences to the family from the Frozen Tundra.

  13. meattuperello says: Jan 17, 2011 12:47 PM


  14. footballsavant says: Jan 17, 2011 1:09 PM

    Classy comments (with one notable exception – issues dude) from other fanbases.

    Who are the trolls giving those a thumbs down?

    Get a grip!

  15. richieab says: Jan 17, 2011 1:18 PM

    R.I.P. from seahawk nation

  16. 2mannings1cup says: Jan 17, 2011 1:27 PM

    And just like that, I take a step back and quit mourning the Patriots loss. This is a real tragedy, Rest in Peace. One more time for this man’s sake. J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

    -Patriots Fan

  17. smellsmalicious says: Jan 17, 2011 1:46 PM


    seems as though you did not sleep through those critical thinking classes. nicely said.

  18. gmc173 says: Jan 17, 2011 1:59 PM

    That is a big loss. Ray was a great guy. I worked with him for a little over a year before moving onto another company. I didnt realize it was the Ray Larsen I worked with until a friend told me about it. RIP Ray….

  19. romoscollarbone says: Jan 17, 2011 2:02 PM

    Sorry for his family, and the lady that was unfortunate enough to hit him. What 46 yr old sleds down their driveway to celebrate, and then doesn’t bother to check the street for cars. Like come on.

  20. laxer37 says: Jan 17, 2011 2:03 PM

    I feel just as bad for the driver of the car. Her life is forever changed due to another person’s carelessness.

  21. cup0pizza says: Jan 17, 2011 5:28 PM

    Darwin award nominee right there. Thin the morons out of the herd little by little.