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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Fort Edward man killed in accident

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Date of Incident:  Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time of Incident:  5:49 PM

 Incident Location: County Route 46

Township: Fort Edward                                              

Case #   2020-006435

INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED: 

1. Tory E. Lapan          Age: 42   Address: County Route 46 Fort Edward, NY

2. Jeremy R. Wallace   Age: 39   Address: Williams Street Whitehall, NY 

3. Sarah E. Minor         Age:40   Address: Fitzpatrick Dr Fort Edward, NY

INCIDENT SUMMARY: According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle vs. motorcycle accident with serious injury on County Route 46 in the Town of Fort Edward Wednesday evening. 

Upon investigation it was determined that Tory E. Lapan, 42, of County Route 46 Fort Edward, NY was operating a motor-bike in a side yard when he rode into the roadway and into the path of a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee which was traveling eastbound on County Route 46.  

The driver of the Jeep Cherokee was identified as Jeremy R. Wallace and both he and his passengers, Sarah E. Minor and a child were uninjured. Lapan was transported to the Glens Falls Hospital by Fort Edward EMS with head and chest injuries where he was later pronounced dead.  

A portion of County Route 46 was closed for a time while the accident was investigated. At this time, drug or alcohol impairment do not appear to be a factor for Wallace however Sheriff’s Investigators continue to investigate all aspects of the accident. 

Assisting Agencies: Fort Edward Fire and EMS, Warren County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Unit

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