UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): New York State Police Investigator Brian Kozemko tells 18 NEWS that the driver Robert Neally has no prior convictions on his driver’s license.. There was unopened alcohol in the car. Kozemko says that they are working to find out where Neally was prior to the crash.
The Lindley Presho Fire Chief, 65-year-old Terry Hill was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash on Sunday.
The New York State Police at Painted Post responded to ST-415 in the Town of Campbell. A Subaru, operated by Robert Neally, 42, was driving northbound and turned left, hitting a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Hill.
Hill was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Steuben County Coroner. Neally was arrested for DWI and traffic charges, with criminal charges pending.
The Lindley Presho Fire Department already has a black ribbon hanging on the Fire Department doors, and their flag is at half-staff in honor of Chief Hill.
Multiple Fire Departments have already taken to Facebook to express their condolences:
North Corning Fire Department said, “Its been a rough 24 hrs for the fire service in the Corning area. First we would like to pass our condolences along to Lindley Fire Dept. On the tragic loss of your Chief. Our hearts are with you guys as well as the family of Chief Terry Hill.”
The Bath Volunteer Fire Department said, “All of us at The Bath Volunteer Fire Department send our condolences to our brother’s and sister’s of the Lindley-Presho Volunteer Fire Department, who lost their Chief Terry Hill Sunday afternoon in a horrible crash in Campbell. Our thoughts and prayers to you all and his family.
East Campbell Fire Department said, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lindley Fire Chief Terry Hill as a result of a tragic motorcycle accident. Please keep the Hill family in your thoughts and prayers as they lost their hero. RIP Chief Fly high and ride on!”