Two people, including an 8-year-old boy, were killed when a motorcyclist ran off the road and hit pedestrians in Lake George on Sunday, police said.
Quinton Delgoteto, 8, and James Persons, 38, both of Lake George, died from injuries they sustained when Anthony Futia, 33, allegedly hit them and four other pedestrians with his motorbike around 3:40 p.m., according to New York. State Police.
Futia, from Albany, was riding a “high-speed” motorcycle north on Highway 9 when he veered off the east shoulder of the road and onto a paved bike path near Lake George Expedition Park , according to a preliminary investigation.
He rammed into a group of six pedestrians, including Delgoteto and Persons, who were standing at the entrance to the bike bath, state police said.
Futia suffered life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition at Albany Medical Center.
Another pedestrian in the group, Jasmine Luellen, 30, of Lake George, was rushed to Albany Medical Center in stable condition. Three other children in the group were not injured.
State police said the investigation is ongoing.
The accident happened at the end of the Americade, a touring motorcycle rally, in Lake George. The annual event brings over 50,000 motorcyclists and passengers to the region every year and ended on Saturday.
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