UPDATE: Police ID motorcycle driver in accident on Clemens Center Parkway in Elmira

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February 04 2022 08:00 am

UPDATE: Police have identified the motorcycle driver who was killed in the accident on Clemens Center Parkway on August 13.

The victim of the crash has been identified as Matthew A Voorhees, 23.  The main contributing factor into the cause of the crash has been determined to be excessive speed.


UPDATE: Upon arrival responding officers found that there was a 1999 Kawasaki motorcycle and a Toyota truck involved in the accident.

Officers found that one of the vehicles involved was on fire and the operator of a second vehicle was entrapped. Erway Ambulance and the Elmira Fire Dept also arrived and rendered aid to both vehicle’s occupants and promptly extinguished the flames. 

The motorcycle was traveling north on Clemens Center Parkway when it collided with a 2012 Toyota truck that was turning left on to Division St from Clemens Center Parkway.

The driver and sole occupant of the Toyota truck was treated on scene and transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained from the impact.

The operator of the Kawasaki motorcycle suffered immediate fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics.

Multiple witnesses to this accident came forth and reported that the motorcycle involved was traveling with a group of up to three other motorcycles.  One stopped, but the other two remaining motorcycles left the scene.

As a result of the crash, both vehicles were towed from the scene due to damage.  The investigation is ongoing.

The identity of the motorcyclist will not be made public until proper identification and notification to the family can be made.


ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Police have responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection of Division St. and Clemens Center Parkway involving a motorcycle and another vehicle in Elmira that has left one dead.

Elmira Fire and police responded to the scene at approximately 12:45 p.m..

This has been the fifth local motorcycle-related fatality within the past two weeks.

18News is on the scene and will update the story as more information becomes available.

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