*Update August 14, 2020*- At approximately 1:40 p.m. on August 13, 2020, State Police responded to State Route 145 just south of the intersection of Keyser Road in the town of Schoharie, for a fatal motor vehicle crash.
Preliminary investigation has determined that 74-year-old Anthony L. Parrotti of Schoharie, was traveling in the right northbound lane of State Route 145, when he attempted to make a u-turn. Michael VanValkenburgh, 27, of Schenevus, was in the left northbound lane operating 2008 Ford F350 owned by the Department of Transportation, and was unable to avoid striking Parrotti’s sedan as it crossed into his lane.
Parrotti and his passenger, 91-year-old Manuel Gonzales of Schoharie, were both declared deceased at the scene. VanValkenburgh was not injured.
Original release August 13, 2020- State Police are currently investigating a fatal crash between a passenger vehicle and a NYS Department of Transportation vehicle that occurred at approximately 1:44 p.m. today in the town of Schoharie. The crash occurred on State Route 145 near the intersection of Keyser Road. Both occupants of the passenger vehicle have been declared deceased at the scene. State Route 145 is currently closed between Ecker Hollow Road and Schoharie Hill Road.
The investigation is underway, and the identities of the deceased are being withheld pending next of kin notifications.