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Troopers respond to motorcycle crash on I-81 in Cortlandville


On August 26, 2023, at approximately 3:21 p.m., New York State Police at Homer responded to a crash involving a motorcycle on Interstate 81 in the town of Cortlandville. A preliminary investigation indicates that four motorcycles were traveling northbound when for an unknown reason, one went off the roadway near mile marker 51 (just north of Hoxie Gorge), colliding with the guardrail. The operator of the motorcycle, at this time will only be identified as a woman in her 60’s. An AMR ambulance was traveling on the Interstate when the crew came upon the crash and rendered emergency care then were en route to a hospital, but the woman succumbed to her injuries. The crash remains under investigation. No other injuries were reported.

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