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Castorland man in critical condition after crashing motorcycle into garbage truck

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DENMARK — A Castorland man is in critical condition after crashing his motorcycle into a garbage truck Monday afternoon on East Road.

About 1:25 p.m., James R. Young, 24, hit the truck as it was entering the roadway from a driveway, Lewis County sheriff’s deputies said.

He was taken to Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, with injuries to his torso and left leg.

On Tuesday evening, a nursing supervisor said Mr. Young was in critical condition.

The driver of the garbage truck, Mark G. Walseman, 34, of Croghan, was not injured.

An investigation into the crash is underway, deputies said.

Other agencies aiding the sheriff’s office were state police, Lewis County Search and Rescue, EMS 1 and the Castorland Fire Department.

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