Owego Woman Dies After Motorcycle Hits Deer
A motorcycle slammed into a deer on Route 17C near the Lockheed Martin Owego plant, leaving a woman dead and injuring her husband.
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]Authorities say 34-year-old Tonya King of Owego was pronounced dead at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Her husband, 35-year-old Justin King, was treated for multiple injuries.
According to New York State Police, the collision happened around 9 p.m. on Memorial Day. The crash occurred on 17C near Day Hollow Road in the Town of Owego.
Investigators say Justin King had been driving the 1987 Yamaha motorcycle with his wife as a passenger. While traveling westbound, he was not able to avoid a deer in the roadway and crashed after striking the animal.
Police say Tonya King died as a result of head trauma. Both riders had been wearing helmets.