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Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Selkirk

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | October 10, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 102520114

Selkirk, NY - The Bethlehem Police Department is currently investigating a crash involving a single motorcycle that resulted in a fatality in Selkirk.

Bethlehem Police was dispatched with the Selkirk Fire Department, Delmar-Bethlehem EMS and Albany County Paramedics around 9:40 P.M. on Saturday, October 10th, for a reported motorcycle crash on Creble Road at the intersection of Elm Avenue.

According to a statement released by Cmdr. Adam Hornick of the Bethlehem Police Department, the incident was called in after a motorist passing through the area discovered the crash and called 911.

Upon arrival of emergency personnel, the operator of the motorcycle was found in a ditch off the roadway, in serious condition. The patient was loaded into an ambulance with a LUCAS device in operation, which is a device used to deliver consistent chest compressions to a patient.

EMTs and paramedics transported the patient to Albany Medical Center Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The crash is still under investigation, however, it has been determined that the operator and his 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle were headed northbound on Creble Road when he crossed the double yellow line, left the roadway on the southbound shoulder and crashed into a ditch, according to the statement.

Police are awaiting toxicology results to determine whether or not speed or alcohol may have been involved in the crash.

Creble Road was closed from Route 9W to Route 32, and Elm Avenue was closed from Jericho Road to Creble Road. Road closures were in effect until 4:00 A.M. while police were on scene investigating the crash.

Bethlehem Police are asking if anyone who may have been in that area between 8:45 P.M. and 9:40 P.M. that might have any information to give them a call at 518-439-9973.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.