03 September 2020

Acting Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander

Update: The driver of the vehicle is identified as Matthew C. Monroe, age 24 of Willet, NY.  The passenger of the vehicle is identified as Judah A. Harris, age 26 of Whitney Point, NY. 
Original Release: On September 3, 2020, New York State Police at Norwich responded to a two-person fatal crash in the town of German in Chenango County. 

Troopers were dispatched to County Road 2 near County Road 5 in the town of German at approximately 2:10 p.m. but it is unclear when the crash occurred.  A passerby saw marks in the roadway with trees and brush down and found a crashed vehicle.  The passerby then called 911. 

A preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle went off the roadway for an unknown reason and crashed.  The two occupants were ejected out of the vehicle.  The Chenango County Medical Examiner responded to the scene.  Both bodies were transported to Lourdes Hospital for an autopsy. 

Greene Fire, Genegantslet Fire, Willet Fire, Cincinnatus Volunteer Ambulance Squad, and the town of German Highway Department assisted at the scene. 

At this time, next of kin is still being notified and no names or ages will be released until Friday.  More pictures will also be released Friday.

The investigation continues.    


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