Theresa, NY (September 19, 2019) – A motorcyclist was tragically killed in a head-on crash with an SUV in the town of Theresa. The fatal crash occurred at around 9:50 a.m. on Sunday morning, September 15th, along Route 37.
According to State Police, 46-year-old Shawn Rockefeller, of Watertown, was heading north on a motorcycle when he collided with a 2013 Toyota Rav that had entered his lane. EMS crews were among responders who were called to the scene.
Rockefeller was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene and a passenger on the motorcycle, identified as Kristi Rockefeller, 41, was ultimately transported to Upstate University Medical Center in Syracuse where she is listed in critical condition. The driver of the Rav, 22-year-old Laura J. Spencer, of Watertown, was treated and released from Samaritan Medical Center and ticketed for failure to keep right.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Shawn Rockefeller at this time. Our thoughts are with Kristi Rockefeller and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in New York
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