Teen airlifted to Syracuse hospital following motorcycle crash

Published Jun 21, 2018 at 4:00pm

BOONVILLE — A teenage motorcyclist was air-lifted to a Syracuse hospital Monday morning after crashing into a pickup truck while cresting a hill, local law enforcers have reported.

Sheriff’s deputies said Joshua Tagliamonte, 19, of Boonville, was eastbound on West Leyden Road at about 11 a.m. when he crashed into the passenger side of a 2016 GMC pickup truck.

Deputies said the driver of the pickup, 61-year-old David Stocklosa, was backing out of a driveway on the hillcrest of a curve.

Tagliamonte suffered injuries in the crash, and he was taken by helicopter to University Hospital in Syracuse for treatment, authorities said.

His condition was not immediately available this morning.

Stocklosa was ticketed for unsafe backing, deputies stated. He is scheduled to appear in Village Court, the law enforcers added.