UPDATE: Police ID fatality in Penn Yan bicycle accident

One person died from injuries sustained in an accident in Penn Yan on Monday.

Police say a Penn Yan man was riding his bicycle, exiting the parking lot at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital when he rode into the oncoming northbound lane of North Main Street.

When he got into the northbound lane the person, who was not identified, rode into a wood chipper trailer that was being towed by a truck.

He was thrown from his bicycle, landing in the roadway — suffering head and chest injuries.

Police say Penn Yan Volunteer Ambulance responded to the scene, and that the bicyclist was flown by helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital.

He died as result of the injuries sustained.

On Thursday, police identified the deceased bicyclist as Daniel J. Whitbeck, 61, of Penn Yan.

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