An elderly motorcyclist from New York City is dead after trying to make an aggressive move in the Hudson Valley.

On Tuesday, New York State Police investigated a fatal crash in Dutchess County, New York

Fatal Crash in Dover, New York


On Labor Day, September 4, New York State Police from the Dover Plains barracks began investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash on State Route 22 in the town of Dover near Kitchen Corners Road.

The investigation determined that 73-year-old Rodney J. Clark of New York City was operating a 2016 BMW motorcycle southbound on State Route 22.

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One passenger was on Clark's BMW motorcycle, police report.

While heading south on Route 22 in Dover, with a passenger, Clark tried to pass two other southbound vehicles in a passing zone, police say.

New York City Man Killed In Dutchess County, New York Crash


One of the two vehicles Clark was trying to pass was attempting to make a left-hand turn to exit Route 22.

Clark's motorcycle ended up crashing into the vehicle that was trying to turn. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

"Despite life-saving techniques employed by the responding Trooper, Mr. Clark was pronounced deceased at the scene by arriving Paramedics," New York State Police stated in a press release.

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No other injuries were reported. The investigation into the fatal crash is ongoing.

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