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.”