State Police say a motorcyclist was killed in a crash that occurred early Saturday afternoon. Officials say they are currently investigating the cause of the crash.

According to numbers from the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research posted at Cellino Law, an average of 162 people riding motorcycles died on New York roads between 2017 and 2021. In 2021, 200 motorcyclists died, according to the statistics.

According to the ITSMR, more accidents occur on weekends than the rest of the week

Pine Bush Man Dies In Crash 

New York State Police said in a press release that State Police from the Wurtsboro barracks responded to a report of a motorcycle crash in the town of Mamakating, on Mamakating Road near the intersection of Sky Top Road.

Officials say the crash occurred on April 20, at approximately 12:28 PM.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Harley Davidson, operated by a 65-year-old man from Pine Bush, was traveling West on Mamakating Road when he lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene, says State Police.

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The cause of this crash is under investigation. The victim has been identified as Kevin Epstein, according to New York State Police.

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Man Busted For Allegedly Using Fake Out-of-State Temp Plate

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The New York State Police said in a press release that a 51-year-old Rochester man was arrested on October 21 for using fake temporary plates.

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State Police said that a trooper observed a vehicle that committed traffic infractions while on Interstate 81, in the city of Cortland and initiated a stop. What the trooper found was that the vehicle in question had a temporary paper license plate from Indiana, which upon investigation revealed that the paper license plate was fake.

A further investigation also revealed that the suspect behind the wheel had fraudulent insurance documents for the vehicle and a revoked driver’s license.  The man was arrested and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date, according to police.

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