Man on dirt bike struck and killed by Schoharie County patrol car after fleeing traffic stop

The New York State Police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old Middleburgh man who died after being struck by a Schoharie County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Friday, June 17 while fleeing from the deputy on an unregistered dirt-bike motorcycle.

The man, Joshua C. Camp, was stopped on his dirt bike in the village of Middleburgh by a Schoharie County Sheriff's deputy driving a marked patrol car around 7 p.m. on Friday night, according to a press release from the New York State Police.

Camp reportedly fled on the dirt bike from the deputy, who chased him in the patrol car to a lawn behind a residence on Griebel Lane in the village.

There, Camp reportedly "lost control of the dirt-bike, was ejected and subsequently struck by the deputy's marked patrol vehicle," according to the statement.

Camp was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, were he died of his injuries, police say.

The incident is being investigated by the New York State Police and the Schoharie County District Attorney’s office.