12 August 2022
Major Eugene J. Staniszewski
Troop A Commander


On August 11, 2022, Troopers out of SP Collins responded to a collision involving a motorcycle at the intersection of State Route 438 and Versailles Plank Road in the town of Collins.  Further investigation revealed that a 2016 Harley Davidson operated by Martin T. Burke, 64 of Evans, NY was traveling south bound on State Route 438 when an east bound 2019 Buick Enclave stopped at the stop sign on Versailles Plank Road failed to yield the right of way and entered the intersection.  The Harley Davidson struck the Buick in a T-bone impact. Burke was deceased at the scene and the operator of the Buick, Virginia A. Johnson, 79 of Perrysburg, NY was transported to Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) for non-life-threatening injuries.

NYSP Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office assisted in this investigation.

This is still an ongoing investigation.

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