Trooper William H. Curley died on October 2, 1922 at the age of 35 from injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident.
On September 26, 1922, Trooper Curley was operating his motorcycle on the Hoosick Falls-Bennington Road en-route to the Troop barracks when he collided with an oncoming car driving erratically. As a result of the accident, Trooper Curley's leg was amputated. His condition gradually deteriorated and he died on October 2, 1922.
Trooper Curley served originally in Troop K from May 1, 1918 to March 1, 1919. He then reenlisted on June 16, 1922 in Troy where he served until his death.