A tragic motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Cayuta man on Smith Road in the town of Veteran.
On August 14, Patrick L. Hess, 45, was traveling eastbound on a 1995 Honda motorcycle when he collided with a deer. The impact forced Hess off the road and into a ditch.
A bystander came across the scene around 7:30 a.m. and promptly alerted emergency services. Upon arrival, first responders found Hess had already succumbed to his injuries.
The Chemung County Medical Examiner’s Office has since joined the ongoing investigation spearheaded by SP Horseheads’ troopers and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
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