Hadley, NY (March 20, 2019) – State Police located the body of a man who was reported to have gone missing after heading out on a snowmobile on Tuesday, March 19th, around 10:00 p.m. John Brockway, 50, of Hadley, was found deceased Wednesday, March 20th, at approximately 11:00 a.m.
According to authorities, Brockway had left his home on a snowmobile and failed to return, prompting family to alert the police. A search was launched Wednesday morning with assistance from the Department of Environment Conservation, State Police aviation, and snowmobiles, as well as Forest Rangers.
The victims’ body was found deceased near his home and his death appears to have been the result of a relatively low-speed accident, according to authorities. A thoroughly detailed investigation is currently working to determine whether or not another party, mechanical failure, or any other factors were involved in the accident.
There are many accidents which may be considered a case of wrongful death in New York, particularly if the loss of a loved one is due to an incident beyond their control. Before moving on, we would like to extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of John Brockway as they attempt to cope during this tragic time. While it can be extremely challenging, it is important for the bereaved family to understand that they may have rights at this time.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there is nothing as overwhelming and difficult as the sudden loss of a loved one. As members of the community, our compassionate New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have lost a loved one in a New York accident due to the actions of another party or entity, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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