Two Killed In Crash On Route 12 In Boonville
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the two people killed in Tuesday afternoon's car-motorcycle accident on Route 12 in Boonville.
Deputies say a car driven by 78-year old Thomas Grower of Forestport collided with a motorcycle being driven by 20-year old Mitchell Mashaw of Port Leyden.
Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed and a sheriff's deputy tried to pull Mashaw over, but he sped away.
According to witnesses, both vehicles caught fire upon impact and an attempt by a passerby and a the deputy to free the driver of the vehicle was unsuccessful
The investigation into the accident is continuing.