On September 11, 2023, State Police members responded to a car vs. motorcycle collision at the intersection of State Route 73 and State Route 9N in the town of Keene.
On September 11, 2023, around 4:11 p.m., Troopers responded to the intersection of State Route 73 and State Route 9N in the town of Keene, for the report of a car vs. motorcycle collision with severe injuries. The motorcycle driver was identified as Lynn P. Dewalt, age 57 of Keene, NY. The preliminary investigation determined Dewalt was traveling northbound on State Route 9N, on a 2013 black Yamaha motorcycle, when a 2018 gray Hyundai Santa Fe operated by Andrea M. Palermo, age 35, of Vermontville, NY was traveling southbound on State Route 9N. Palermo failed the right of way when making a left-hand turn onto State Route 73, striking Dewalt. Dewalt sustained severe injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported to Champlain Valley Medical Center via ambulance and later air-lifted via helicopter to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Vermont sustained life-threatening injuries.
State Police were assisted by the Essex County Sheriff's Department and Keene EMS.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.