Police ID victim in Thursday’s fatal motorcycle, tractor trailer crash in Selkirk

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on the Thruway Thursday afternoon.

Lanes between Exit 22 (Selkirk) and Exit 23 (I-787/Route 9W) were reopened around 5:30 p.m. after being closed for several hours.

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Police say at 12:15 p.m. they were called to a fatal accident which occurred northbound, involving a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer.

The 2003 motorcycle rider was 43-year-old William Walsh from Cairo, N.Y.

Police say the truck driver was uninjured. He is identified as 62-year-old Randy Hilliker, from Scotia. The truck is a 2013 Peterbuilt owned by Adirondack Beverages.

The accident was reconstructed by the New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU).

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The accident is still under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.


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