03 October 2022
 
  
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander
 

  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
On September 30, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m. State Police Catskill responded to State Route 32 near the intersection of Game Farm Road in the town of Catskill for a report of a serious car/motorcycle crash. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2015 Mercedes GLA250 SUV, operated by Vilma Lawson, age 58 from Norwalk, Connecticut was traveling northbound on State Route 32. Lawson turned left to enter Game Farm Road and in doing so she turned directly in front of a 2001 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, operated by Daniel J. Valk, age 26 from the town of Saugerties, that was traveling southbound on State Route 32. The motorcycle struck the front passenger side of the SUV causing Valk to be ejected from the motorcycle. Upon arrival the trooper observed three motorists performing CPR on Valk. The responding trooper immediately started life saving measures. Greene County Paramedics arrived on scene and took over life saving measures. Valk was unable to be revived and was pronounced deceased at the scene. This is an ongoing investigation.
 

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