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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Whitehall man killed in motorcycle accident

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Date of Incident:  Thursday, August 12, 2021        Time of Incident: 2:40 PM  

Incident Location: County Route 17                  

Township: Hartford                    Case #   2021-009981


INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED:    1. Gerald J. Loeber     Age: 69          Address: County Route 21 Whitehall, NY


INCIDENT SUMMARY: According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motorcycle accident on County Route 17 in the Town of Hartford. Upon arriving, Deputies located the accident scene off the roadway on County Route 17. The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Gerald J. Loeber, age 69, of Whitehall, NY. 

Loeber had been traveling northeast on County Route 17 while operating his 3-wheeled motorcycle when he lost control, veered off the roadway and was ejected. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash to try and determine the cause of the accident. 

A portion of County Route 17 was closed while the scene was being cleared.

The accident remains under investigation.

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Hartford Fire, Hartford First Responders, Argyle EMS 


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