Motorcyclist killed in Carlton accident

Posted 5 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans County Undersheriff Steve Smith

CARLTON – A Webster motorcyclist is dead following a collision late this afternoon between his motorcycle and a pick-up truck.

The incident occurred at about 5:50 p.m. on Roosevelt Highway (Route 18) at intersection with Harris Road in the Town of Carlton.

Daniel H. Thering, 26, was driving a 2014 Kawasaki west on Route 18 when he rounded a curve and struck the passenger side of a 2013 Toyota Tacoma truck that was turning left onto Harris Road from eastbound Route 18. The truck was well into the turn when the collision occurred.

Thering was pronounced dead at the scene by Orleans County Coroner Charles Smith, and transported to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office in Rochester.

The operator (sole occupant) of the truck is identified as Debra K. Shaw, 58, of Lockport. Shaw was treated at the scene by personnel from Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance and released.

Preliminarily, it appears that the motorcycle was being operated at an excessive rate of speed. The on-scene investigation was conducted by Sergeant D.W. Covis, assisted by Deputy D.S. Klips, Deputy T.C. Marano, Lieutenant C.M. Bourke and Chief Deputy T.L. Drennan. Carlton firefighters also assisted at the scene and Lyndonville FD assisted with traffic control.