Man dies from injuries sustained in Otsego County motorcycle crash

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

MILFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - A man has died following a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Otsego County.

According to the Otsego County Sheriff's Office, Shawn M. Cooper, 49, of Middleburg, NY was traveling along County Route 46 in the Town of Milford shortly before 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, left the roadway and went into a ditch where he overturned.

Emergency units from the Milford Fire Department along with a Sheriff's Patrol responded to the scene where Cooper was treated before being transported to Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. While at the hospital, Cooper's medical condition deteriorated and he passed away from apparent internal injuries sustained in the crash, authorities said.

While Sheriff's Investigators said they believe speed was a factor in the crash, they are continuing their investigation into the cause.

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