20 October 2021
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander


Sparrowbush, NY- On October 19, 2021 at approximately 6:36 a.m., state police responded to the area 1296 State Route 42 in the hamlet of Sparrowbush for a motor scooter/vehicle collision. Upon arrival troopers observed Port Jervis EMS and Sparrowbush Fire Department were on scene assisting with the incident. Initial investigation revealed an uninvolved school bus was in the northbound lane of State Route 42 with its emergency lights activated. The operator of a 2013 Honda PCX-125 was traveling south when he stopped for the school bus. While he was stopped, he was struck from behind by 2011 Dodge Avenger.  The operator of the motor scooter, Dennis A. Bickham, age 59 of the village of Monticello was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the Dodge Avenger, Denise L. Donovan, age 63 of the town of Forestburgh suffered no injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation.


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