Cayuta Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

VETERAN – New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident that happened in the Town of Veteran.

On Sunday, troopers and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation from SP Horseheads responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on Smith Road in the town of Veteran.

Police say 45 year old Patrick L. Hess of Cayuta was operating a 1995 Honda motorcycle eastbound on Smith Road when he struck a deer causing him to exit the south side of the roadway into the ditch.  A passerby discovered the scene at approximately 7:30 a.m. and contacted emergency personnel. 

Responding personnel arrived, however, did not perform life-saving measures after discovering Hess succumbed to his injuries.

The Chemung County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

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