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Clifton Park teen dies in motorcycle crash

State police have announced a Thursday, April 29, accident in Clifton Park claimed the life of an area 19-year-old.

Police say Christopher J. Parsons, of Van Vranken Road, Clifton Park, was operating a motorcycle traveling westbound Riverview Road in Clifton Park. At about 5:24 p.m. he passed a vehicle at a high rate of speed on a curve and was unable to negotiate the curve, police said.

His motorcycle ran off the northbound shoulder of the road, traveled approximately 100 feet and struck a utility pole, according to police.

Parsons was taken to St. MAry's Hospital in Troy by Halfmoon EMS and was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. An autopsy has determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma.

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