Fatal motorcycle crash on Route 26 in Vernon

A portion of Route 26 was closed for nearly four hours in Vernon after a fatal motor cycle crash was reported around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Posted: Jun 26, 2020 3:38 PM
Updated: Jun 26, 2020 11:26 PM

VERNON N.Y. (UPDATED) – A portion of Route 26 was closed for nearly four hours in the Town of Vernon after a fatal motorcycle crash was reported around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

New York State Police say a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander driven by 23-year-old Kristina Thorick of Binghamton, was making a left turn into a driveway on Route 26 when she failed to yield right of way to a motorcycle operated by 76-year-old James Flynn of Fort Plain.

Ben Vahey // WKTV

Flynn was unable to avoid the collision, and was ejected from the motorcycle. He was transported to Oneida Healthcare Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Thorick and her 18-year-old passenger were uninjured. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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