A Hudson Valley man who worked for a local school's after-school program and was the son of a local legislator was killed in what's being called a tragic accident.

On Monday, Christopher Alan Sorensen was killed in what his family calls a "tragic accident" near his home in Kiamesha Lake. More details about his death weren't released.

Christopher, 27, is the son of Sullivan County Legislator Alan Sorensen.

"This is the time of year when family and friends gather to express their love and appreciation for one another and our family, strong, and very much together, will rely on the strength of each other and our dear loved ones and friends. Alan will continue to both run his Planning business and serve Sullivan County for four more years in his role as Legislator for District 9. Jane will continue her work for the Monticello School District as Program Manager for its EPIC program. Christopher’s sisters will return to college following their winter break," the family said in a statement.

He graduated from Monticello High School in 2011 and was working for the Monticello Central School District in the Empire After School Program at the Chase School.

His family says Christopher had a "kind heart and a belief that with hard work and kindness, he and others, could make a difference in the world."

"The entire County of Sullivan offers our thoughts, our prayers and our open arms to the Sorensen family, who would certainly never hesitate to do the same in return. May their beloved memories of Chris, and the lasting support of all of us who love and cherish this endlessly giving family, sustain them throughout this difficult time," the Sullivan County Legislature said in a statement.