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One man dead after motorcycle stunt

A 24-year-old from Pompey, New York died in a motorcycle crash in the Town of Sullivan.

Posted: May 25, 2019 7:48 PM

SULLIVAN- Officials with the Madison County Sheriff's Department confirmed a man from Pompey New York died in a crash in the town of Sullivan.

This happened just before 6 p.m. on Friday night. Witnesses said Michael P. Eighmey, 24, was riding his motorcycle down Fyler Road at a high rate of speed. He then "popped a wheelie" and rode on the back wheel of the bike for a period of time.

They said when Eighmey put the front wheel down, he lost control and hit a tree. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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