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Police investigate fatal motorcycle accident in Watson

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WATSON — State police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred at 11:15 a.m. Sunday on Pine Grove Road in the town of Watson.

Police said a man, whom they did not identify pending notification of next of kin, was driving south on a 2008 Honda motorcycle when he crossed into the opposite lane and hit an oncoming pickup truck being driven by Floyd E. Farney, 70, Lowville. The motorcyclist was ejected, coming to rest on the west side of the roadway, and was pronounced dead at the scene by Lewis County District Attorney Leanne K. Moser, also the county coroner.

Police said Mr. Farney saw the motorcycle while approaching the crest of a hill and took evasive action but was unable to avoid the collision. He and his passengers were not injured.

The investigation is continuing, but no criminal charges are anticipated, police said.

An autopsy is planned for Monday.

The Lowville Fire Department, Lewis County Search and Rescue and county emergency servicescoordinator assisted at the scene.

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