North White Plains mourns volunteer firefighter killed in motorcycle crash
One day after Billy Lauer lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a telephone pole, the 19-year-old is being remembered as a brave young man. Lauer was a volunteer firefighter in North White Plains, and someone who was well liked within the department. Chief Matt Manfredi says Lauer set a great example and will be greatly missed.
North White Plains firefighters will leave Lauer's gear untouched inside the firehouse as a lasting memorial. A memorial with candles and pictures also sits near the telephone pole that Lauer hit. According to police, the teen was riding a 2003 Honda eastbound on Ridgeway when he lost control near the Westchester Hills Country Club. Investigators are reconstructing the accident to try to determine if speed or alcohol were involved. Friends say Lauer always wore his helmet and was a cautious driver.
There is no word on when Billy Lauer's funeral will be held.