19 June 2020

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



On June 18, 2020, at approximately 3 p.m., State Police in Alexandria Bay responded to a crash involving a bicycle on State Route 12E in the town of Cape Vincent, Jefferson County.

A 2017 Dodge pickup truck, operated by Patrick A. Amell, age 37 from Dexter, NY, was traveling westbound on State Route 12E when he struck a bicyclist who was also traveling westbound.

The investigation determined the passenger side mirror of the truck struck the bicyclist causing him to be ejected from his bike and striking his head. The bicyclist, 71-year-old Willard A. Moulton from Syracuse, N.Y., was conscious and alert upon patrol’s arrival.  He was transported to Samaritan Medical Center and later transferred to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse with a severe head injury and is listed in critical condition.     

The investigation is continuing.


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