Fatal motorcycle accident on Rte. 14

John Christensen
The Chronicle Express
Sheriff's Office Schuyler County

WATKINS GLEN – The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on the southbound lanes of State Route 14 near the area of the Watkins Glen Golf Course in the Town of Reading.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. Aug. 6, the motorcyclist, Rodney A. Bowser, 62, of Bowie, Md.,  was traveling south on Rte. 14 when they lost control of their motorcycle and struck a guard rail. The motorcycle and the driver then struck a road sign. Schuyler county Deputies, Watkins Glen Fire Department and Police, Schuyler Ambulance, and N.Y. State Police responded to the scene.

The motorcycle was found on the west side of the road, and Bowser was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is currently under investigation.