Canastota Police investigate fatal traffic accident

The village of Canastota Police is currently investigating a traffic accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck.

The accident occurred at 2:22 p.m. July 13 on State Route 13, North Peterboro Street in the village of Canastota.

A pickup truck operated by Kenneth Mathias, 36, of Minoa was travelling northbound making a left turn into Lyon's Auction. A motorcycle operated by Rondald D. Nicholson, 61, of Boonville was travelling south bound when Mathias turned his pickup truck into the path of Nicholson causing a collision.

Nicholson and his passenger, Joyce A. Anna, 68, of Boonville were ejected from the motorcycle.

Nicholson was transported by Greater Lenox Ambulance to Oneida Health Care where he later died from his injuries. Anna was transported to University Hospital by Mercy Flight. Mathias was not injured in the accident.

The accident is still under investigation and the Canastota Police request anyone who may have witnessed the accident contact the police department at 697-2240.

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