13 September 2021

Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

Cortlandt, New York – On September 10, 2021, the New York State Police from the Cortlandt barracks began investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash on the Bear Mountain Bridge Road in the town of Cortlandt.


At approximately 3:25 p.m., Troopers were dispatched for a crash in volving a motorcycle on Bear Mountain Bridge Road in the area of the scenic overlook.  Initial investigation revealed a 2008 Honda motorcycle headed eastbound operated by Matthew J. Milicic Jr., age 66, of Newark Valley, NY, entered the westbound lane for unknown reasons and struck an oncoming 2020 Honda sedan. 


Matthew Milicic was transported to the Annsville Circle by Peekskill Emergency Medical Services where he was then transported by Hackensack Meridian Health Helicopter to Westchester Medical Center.  Matthew unfortunately succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.


This investigation is still ongoing.


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