Daniel Whitbeck died of injuries in accident with truck and trailer; driver not at fault
Penn Yan Police have confirmed the identity of the 61-year-old bicyclist who was killed in an accident Feb. 26.
Daniel Whitbeck was exiting the parking lot of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital around noon Monday when he entered the northbound lane of North Main St. and collided with a wood chipper being towed behind a pickup truck.
Whitbeck was thrown from his bicycle and landed in the street, suffering head and chest injuries. He was treated at the scene by Penn Yan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, then airlifted by helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester where he later died of his injuries.
Police say their investigation found no wrongdoing by the driver of the truck.