Police say a speeding and inexperienced Hudson Valley motorcyclist was killed in a crash.

On Tuesday, the Town of Chester Police Department announced their findings into a fatal motorcycle crash.

Last Thursday around 10:30 p.m., police responded to a motorcycle crash on State Route 94 just east of Garden Street.

A 2009 Yamaha motorcycle traveling east left the road and hit several objects. The driver, 29-year-old Michael Simpson of Chester, was transported to Orange Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries, police say.

A preliminary investigation revealed high-speeds and operator inexperience are to blame for the fatal crash, according to the Town of Chester Police Department.

A funeral for Simpson is planned for Wednesday at the Church of the Holy Rosary in Greenwood Lake.

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