03 July 2021
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander
 



 
PRESS RELEASE
 
Update (7/3/21):  On July 3, 2021 members of the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Michael C. Goodspeed, age 22 of Mount Vision, NY.  He has been charged with the felonies of Vehicular Manslaughter in the second degree and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Collision.  
 
Goodspeed was processed at SP Oneonta then transported to Otsego County Central Arraignment and Processing.   
 
Original Release: 

State Police in Oneonta are investigating a fatal hit and run crash that killed a Laurens man 

State Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the vehicle and driver involved in the crash. 

On July 2, 2021, at around 9:30 pm, State Police in Oneonta responded to State Route 205 in the town of Laurens for a crash involving a vehicle and bicyclist. 

The preliminary investigation revealed an unknown vehicle and the bicyclist were traveling northbound on SR 205 near the intersection of Timer Road when the accident occurred. The vehicle left the scene after the crash. 

The bicyclist, Michael Vargas, 37, of Laurens, died at the scene.  

State Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the vehicle and driver involved in the crash. 

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police in Oneonta at 607-432-3211

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