Major Eugene J. Staniszewski
Troop A Commander
On July 20, 2022, Troopers out of SP Lockport responded to a motorcycle collision after striking a deer on Akron Road in the town of Royalton. Further investigation revealed that the 1999 Harley Davidson operated by Frank O. Butcher, 73 of Lockport, NY was traveling east bound and struck a deer that entered the roadway. Butcher was coherent with apparent minor injuries at the scene, but was transported to Millard Filmore for an evaluation by Rapids EMS. While enroute, Butcher went into cardiac arrest and life saving measures were administered, but he succumbed to his injuries.
Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office will do an autopsy to determine the cause of death. NYSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted in this investigation.
This is still an active investigation.