Accident took place in 2022
By Andrew Harris
The entire Western New York community has grieved for Gabby Kranock, a teenager who was nearly killed after a drunk driver slammed into a group of friends who were just hanging out in Portville. Her friend, Kayden Joseph Belleisle, was killed in the incident.
According to Hope Rises, a non profit who has helped Gabby and family with medical expenses and general support reported this today:
“With permission, we are heartbroken to share that Gabby gained her wings
Please join us in sending so much love and light to her parents who loved and will continue to love her immensely “
Lisa Ritter-Kranock said on Facebook, “So since we are hearing from people that we haven’t told yet I’m going to update everyone … GABBY IS FOREVER 19 our baby received her wings”
Despite being a victim of vehicular manslaughter, Gabby always remained positive and wore a smile for the many supporters, including several Buffalo Bills, who visited her.
In October of 2023, Buffalo Bills’ royalty Darryl Talley, a fan favorite and superstar during the Super Bowl years, partnered with the Palmer Opera House for a community benefit for Gabby and her family.
Below, read John Anderson’s original reporting on the tragic incident that has now taken two young lives: