LAKE GOERGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle-pedestrian crash that happened Sunday afternoon in Lake George.
It happened just before 4 P.M. on Route 9 near the Lake George Expedition Park.
A preliminary investigation determined that a motorcycle was heading north on Route 9 at a high rate of speed when it went off the east shoulder of the road and onto a paved bike path, striking a group of six pedestrians who were standing at the entrance to the bike path.
Two of the pedestrians have died from their injuries: James A. Persons, 38, of Lake George, and Quinton P. Delgoteto, 8, also of Lake George. Another pedestrian, Jasmine Luellen, 30, of Lake George, was transported to Albany Medical Center and is in stable condition. Three other children with the group of pedestrians were not injured.
The driver of the motorcycle, Anthony J. Futia, 33, of Albany, NY, suffered life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition at Albany Medical Center. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
State Police were assisted at the scene by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Warrensburg EMS, West Glens Falls EMS, Bay Ridge EMS, North Queensbury EMS, Lake George EMS, Lake George Fire, Life Net, and the New York State Department of Transportation.