Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Leroy

7:17 PM, Aug 5, 2013   |    comments
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  • One person was Mercy Flighted to the hospital from the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident in the Town of Leroy Sunday.

LEROY, NY - A motorcycle carrying two people collided with a car at the corner of West Bergen and Selden roads at about noon Sunday, killing the operator of the motorcycle and sending his passenger to the hospital with serious injuries.

Derek K. Sheldon, 19, died when the 2005 Suzuki motorcycle he was driving crashed into a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Marilyn A. Brassie, 50. Sheldon's passenger, Ashley M. Stillwell, 19, sustained multiple injuries and was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, according to a statement released by the New York State Police. All three people are from Bergen.

Brassie was making a lefthand turn from West Bergen onto Selden Road and Sheldon was traveling northbound on West Bergen Road when the crash happened. Brassie was uninjured.

No charges had been filed as of Sunday night while the State Police continued their investigation.

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