A 19-year-old resident of Bergen died today, and his 19-year-old friend was seriously injured when the motorcycle they were on slammed into a seden at the intersection of West Bergen Road and Selden Road, Le Roy.
Derek K. Sheldon was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ashley M. Stillwell was transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital where she is listed in critical condition.
Sheldon was driving his 2005 Suzuki motorcycle north on West Bergen Road when a 2011 Chevorlet Cruze apparently made a left turn onto Selden Road from West Bergen Road.
The motorcycle hit the car on the passenger side and both Sheldon and Stillwell were ejected from the motor bike.
State Police said both Sheldon and Stillwell sustained multiple injuries.
The driver of the Cruze is identified as Marilyn A. Brassie, 50, of Bergen. She was uninjured but clearly distraught following the accident.
No further details about the crash have been released, which remains under investigation. No charges have been filed pending completion of the investigation.
Sheldon's Facebook page quickly filled with messages from grieving friends this afternoon. According to the page, Sheldon worked for MY T Acres and Triple P Farms.
The NYSP Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the accident.
The Sheriff's Office, Le Roy Fire andLe Roy Ambulance assisted at the scene.