Goshen man killed in a motorcycle accident


 Major Pierce V. Gallagher
 Troop F Commander


The New York State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Crystal Run Rd in the Town of Wallkill.  On June 13, 2018, at approximately 5:35 p.m., Orange County 911 reported a car vs motorcycle accident with serious injuries.  The preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle, being operated by Bert Wolvers age 59 of Goshen, was traveling east on Crystal Run Rd when it failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and entered the westbound lane.  The motorcycle was struck head-on by an oncoming vehicle causing Wolvers to be ejected.  Wolvers was transported to Orange Regional Medical Center with a serious head injury and was pronounced deceased by emergency room staff.  The vehicle, owned by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, was being operated by Christopher Borek at the time of the collision.  Mr. Borek was also transported to Orange Regional Medical Center with pain in the back and shoulder.

At this time, there is nothing to indicate that any criminal activity has occurred and speed does not appear to be a factor.  The New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is assisting and the investigation remains ongoing.