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NEW: Man killed in motorcycle accident

Monday, June 11, 2012 - Updated: 10:11 PM

Staff report

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM - A 21-year-old man was killed Sunday following a motorcycle accident on Waite Road.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Robert M. Bower, of 229 Waite Road, Amsterdam, was traveling at a high rate of speed around 2 a.m. Sunday on Waite Road in a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle. According to a news release, Bower crossed the roadway before striking a parked vehicle.

Bower was pronounced deceased at the scene by county Coroner Joseph Riley and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, where an autopsy will be performed.

Assisting the sheriff’s office was the Amsterdam Police Department, Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department and GAVAC.

See Tuesday's Recorder or check back with for a complete report.


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