Victim ejected from wheelchair in crash dies from injuries

By WKTV News

- COLUMBIA, N.Y. (WKTV) - An accident that happened Tuesday in the Town of Columbia has turned fatal. According to State Police in Herkimer, 55-year-old Maureen Meyerhoff, of Richfield Springs was driving south on State Route 28. As she approached McKoons Road, she struck 49-year-old George Hotaling.

Hotaling was operating a motorized wheelchair, and according to police, entered the roadway from the west shoulder.

Police say Meyerhoff was unable to avoid a collision and struck the wheelchair.

Hotaling was ejected from the wheelchair. Hotaling was air lifted Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Otsego County Coroner responded to Bassett Hospital. The investigation into the accident is continuing.

No word on any charges being filed.

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