Fatal Crash Victims Identified – Investigation Continues

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego County Sheriff’s Investigators have released the names of the persons involved in a truck vs. motorcycle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon on State Route 49 in the town of West Monroe.

Investigators have identified the driver of the eastbound pickup truck as 65-year-old Carl Wells of Parish.

Wells was transported to University Hospital, Syracuse, with non life threatening injuries.

The driver of the motorcycle has been identified as Robert Hoke, 54, of Westernville, NY.

Hoke’s passenger on the motorcycle was Lisa Staple, 49, of Rome, NY.

Hoke was operating his 2006 Harley Davidson westbound on State Route 49 at the time of the crash.

The investigation is continuing, but deputies believe that Wells’ failure to yield the right of way may be a contributing factor.