09 August 2020

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



State Police in Herkimer is investigating a fatal UTV crash that occurred on Thompson Road in the town of Salisbury.

The preliminary investigation had revealed a 2020 Yamaha UTV operated by Michael T. Miles, age 41 from Mohawk, NY, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane on Thompson Road at a high rate of speed when it struck the rear of a 2019 Honda UTV and overturned.

Miles, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the UTV and transported to Little Falls Hospital via MOVAC Ambulance.  He was pronounced deceased upon arrival.  The operator of the other UTV, Richard Lamphere, age 41 from Salisbury, NY, was not injured in the crash.

The investigation is continuing.


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