May 12, 2015
ERWIN, NY – State Police are releasing information about a fatal motorcycle accident that happened on Monday night, shortly before 8pm.
Troopers say that they attempted to stop a motorcycle that was clocked at 107 mph, on I-86 in the Town of Erwin. According to state police, a trooper running radar in the U-turn near exit 42, activated his emergency lights and attempted to catch up to the speeding motorcycle. The motorcycle rider failed to slow down and continued at a high rate of speed.
The trooper then came upon the accident scene. Officials say that the operator of the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve near exit 43 and crossed the center grass median and struck a box rail and was ejected. The motorcyclist was identified as Albert Ventry, age 27, from Niagara Falls. Ventry was pronounced dead by the Steuben County Coroner, Al Lewis, and was transported to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and Steuben County DA were on scene. The investigation is continuing.