State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident, which occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, on State Route 5 at the intersection of Cranes Hollow Road in Amsterdam.
The preliminary investigation revealed a motorcycle operated by Nicholas J. Sciarrino, 27, of Scotia, was traveling westbound on State Route 5 at a high rate of speed and allegedly collided with a vehicle operated by Sam G. Wetterau, 73, of Amsterdam, according to police. Sciarrino was pronounced deceased at the scene, said police reports, by Montgomery County Coroner Joseph Riley. According to police, Wetterau declined medical attention at the scene.
Also assisting at the scene were the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, Cranesville Fire Department and the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corp. No tickets have been issued, said police, and the investigation is continuing.