Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Erwin

New York State Police are investigating a motorcycle crash that claimed he life of a Newfield man.

On Wednesday morning at around 10:00 am, the New York State Police in Painted Post responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the town of Erwin.

Police say a motorcycle operated by 70 year old Joseph M. Hollander of Newfield was westbound near the intersection of Beartown Road and State Route 417. A preliminary investigation determined that a group of deer entered the roadway into the motorcycle’s path. Hollander attempted evasive action but was unable to avoid a collision with the animal. His motorcycle struck the deer and he was ultimately ejected.

Hollander was transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania by helicopter, where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

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