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Kevin Meath, well known for his work in local media and for charity, dies after crash in Henrietta

Dec 16, 2017

Credit Spectrum News

A local man well known in local radio circles and also for his charitable work died after a car crash late Friday morning in Henrietta.

64 year old Kevin Meath of Pittsford died after a three-car accident that happened in the area of East Henrietta Road and I-390.

Deputies say that Meath was driving north on East Henrietta Road and a witness said that a car driven by 89 year old Louis Polumbo entered the intersection from a feeder ramp at a high rate of speed.

Meath’s car hit that vehicle causing Polumbo's car to strike another car driven by 24 year old Courtney Rada.  Meath's car spun and came to rest against the front of Rada's vehicle.

Meath later died at the hospital. Polumbo was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and Rada was not injured.

Among the organizations Kevin Meath was active in is the Rochester Press-Radio Club. Officials with that group sent an email to its members saying that Meath, a former president of the group, was a longtime, dedicated club member who carried on the tradition of his father’s charity, the Eddie Meath Penny Fund.

Bob Savage, the owner and president of WYSL radio, where Kevin Meath worked as sales manager in recent years, called Meath, “a consummate professional and a dear, sweet man.”  Savage says that Meath was driving home from his weekly sales meeting with him when the crash happened, and Savage says that he was glad to have been able to spend an hour with him on Friday morning.

The D&C notes that Meath worked closely to ensure his father’s legacy with the Eddie Meath All-Star Football Game, which benefits Golisano Children’s Hospital.