State police are investigating a fatal accident that took the life of a 20-year-old Fairport woman on Tuesday.
Police responded to area where they stated that Kaylee Rizzo-Brien, of Fairport, fell off of a horse at 2799 Lyon Road in the town of Palmyra. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m.
According to police, Rizzo had suffered severe trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say she was not wearing a helmet when she was found.
Rizzo graduated from Fairport High School in 2009 and friends say she was finishing her last year at Monroe Community College.
John Serafine, lead school counselor at FHS, said Rizzo was well regarded among her teachers and peers.
"She was just a good, solid, kindhearted kid with a bright future," he said.
Friends say Rizzo always loved animals, music, and that she wanted to become a marine biologist. Horseback riding was one of her favorite hobbies, along with figure skating, and she had recently bought the horse she was riding before she passed away.
Rizzo worked part-time at Salvatore's Pizzeria in Fairport for three years. Her manager, Susan Russell, said Rizzo was good at handling pressure when orders came flooding in.
"She could do a little bit of everything," said Russell, who said she will miss her hard work and positive attitude. "I don't how I'm going to work Friday nights without my girl."
Those who knew her say she was friendly and had an outgoing personality.
"She would talk to anyone," said 19-year-old Jennifer Hill. "She was very forward and very friendly. A lot of people love her, and a lot of people miss her."