Photo via Sheriff's Department
KNOX – A motorcyclist was killed after it failed to negotiate a turn on Thompsons Lake Road near Old Stage Road on Thursday, Aug. 31, according to Sheriff Craig Apple.
The driver of the motorcycle, a 28-year-old from Delanson, failed to negotiate a corner at around 4:35 p.m., crossed the double yellow line and smashed head-on into a northbound car driven by a 66-year-old woman from Guilderland.
The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcycle passenger, a 27-year-old from Cobleskill, was ejected from the bike and airlifted to Albany Medical Center Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the car was not injured.
The identities of those involved are not being released at this time.
The Albany County Sheriff’s Patrol Division, the State Police and fire departments from Altamont, Knox, East Berne as well as EMS crews responded to the scene.
Photos below by Thomas Heffernan Sr.