Tillinghast was the only occupant of the truck, and excessive speed likely contributed to the crash, police said. Tillinghast was a 2014 graduate of Bath Haverling High School and would have turned 19 on Sept. 5.
Rachel Cook was taken to the Erie County Medical Center with hip and back injuries. John Wright was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital with a shoulder injury. Timothy Mulvewas taken to Lockport Memorial Hospital with rib injuries.
Silliman was transported to the Oswego Hospital's emergency room before being transferred again to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, where she was eventually pronounced dead. Silliman allegedly ran into the road but Wyant could not avoid her quickly enough.
The accident occurred when a motorcycle speeding north collided with a car at the intersection of Route 12 and Kerwin Road in Boonville. The department’s criminal investigation office is asking that any witnesses to the crash call 765-2226.
Beer pleaded guilty in July to the top count of aggravated vehicular homicide. A month earlier, a jury had deadlocked on the charge, but Beer decided to plead guilty to spare the families of his friends who died the ordeal of a second trial, his attorney said. Beer also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of marijuana.
An 18-year-old man has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash that killed a 47-year-old man this morning on Borden Road in Cheektowaga. A car driven by the 18-year-old man struck the 47-year-old man from Cheektowaga at 7 a.m. as the victim was walking northbound along Borden Road in the fog line area. Police charged the suspect with leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury. The 18-year-old drove away from the crash, but he was pulled over about a mile away after an off-duty officer who was driving home witnessed the accident.