TOWN OF UNION – The Broome County Sheriff’s Office has charged a second man with manslaughter for the death of a dirt bike rider in the Town of Union Tuesday evening.
50 year-old Eric Vanfossen was arrested yesterday for his role in the death of 24 year-old Cameron Fortner.
Investigators say Fortner died after the dirt bike he was driving on Airport Road slammed into a parked van.
48 year-old John Hughes was already charged with manslaughter for allegedly throwing a shovel at Fortner causing him to swerve and strike the van.
The Sheriff’s Office also released additional information about events that evening along Airport Road.
Police say it responded a few hours earlier to complaints of a disturbance.
Deputies ticketed the victim, Fortner, for several traffic infractions as well as disorderly conduct for conducting loud tire burn-outs in an SUV on the street.