Updated: 07/20/2014 11:23 PM
Created: 07/20/2014 12:23 PM WHEC.com
State Police have identified the victim and driver who were involved in a motorcycle crash Saturday night on I-590.
Investigators say 46-year-old Mary Nolan died on impact after being thrown from the bike on I-590 northbound at Route 490. Then they say the driver, Dennis Conklin of Williamson, crashed his motorcycle into the cement barrier on the highway. He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with what police say are non-life threatening injuries.
Witnesses say the motorcycle was speeding in and out of traffic, and the roads were wet and slippery.
Close friends of Nolan say her passion was dancing and teaching ballet. They say she taught at the Dance Biz in Greece for many years, and she volunteered at the food pantry and for the community in her free time.
Nolan also worked for Monroe Community College. President Anne Kress released the following statement on Sunday:
"The MCC family is shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of Mary Nolan. Mary worked with students for all of her MCC career, in Student Accounts and most recently in the Office of the Vice President of Student Services. She loved working with students and her kind, caring approach to helping students succeed was appreciated by students and admired by her colleagues. Mary was also a talented ballerina, and enjoyed teaching an intramural ballet class at MCC. She will be sorely missed."
News10NBC spoke with Nolan’s family, and they say everyone is grieving this tragic loss.
Troopers say charges against Conklin are pending and should be filed by Monday.