22 December 2020

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



State Police in Herkimer are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on State Route 5 in the town of Herkimer.

On December 22, 2020, at 9:55 a.m., Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Rt.5 just west of West German Street.  The accident investigation has determined a gray 2013 Chevrolet, operated by 83-year-old Clifford R. Voght, from Dolgeville, NY, was attempting to exit a business and travel west on Rt.5 when he entered into the path of a 2020 black Dodge pickup truck that was operated by 38-year-old Michael R. Newberry from Ilion that was also traveling westbound.

Voght was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Newberry, along with two passengers, were evaluated at the scene and released.

The investigation is continuing.



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