posted on February 11, 2011 15:20
The name of the Bergen man killed on a snowmobile in Monroe County has now been released.
Pronounced dead at the scene was 37-year-old Thomas Bushman of North Lake Road, Bergen.
Bushman was operating his snowmobile late last night on Buffalo Road in the Town of Riga. A second snowmobile, driven by 19-year old Craig Heberle of Riga was riding nearby. The two snowmobiles were eastbound on the shoulder of the road on a bridge at about 10:00pm. A westbound vehicle apparently crossed the center line on the bridge and struck the two snowmobiles head-on.
The motorist was not injured. He got out of his car before it burst into flames. He was identified as 30-year-old Jason Angelo of Holley, Orleans County.
Heberle, the other snowmobiler who was struck, remains hospitalized. A third snowmobiler, Heberle's father John, was riding nearby as well, but was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation. No tickets have been filed.