Motorcyclist killed in Galway crash

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Updated: 4/29/2013 10:33 am
GALWAY, N.Y. - State Police say one person has been pronounced dead after a car vs. motorcycle accident in Galway that occurred Sunday afternoon around 3:20 p.m. near the intersection of Route 29 and Fish House Road.

The person operating the motorcycle, 62-year-old John Mackin of Corinth, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 9-year-old male passenger on the back of the motorcycle was airlifted to Albany Medical Center with multiple fractures.

The driver of the car involved, 47-year-old Clyde Jones III of Gloversville was treated at the scene and released. Two passengers in the car – a 4-year-old male and 19-year-old female – were taken to Albany Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the vehicle operated by Jones did cross the center line for unknown reasons and struck the motorcycle head on. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation.
State Police ask that anyone with information relating to this accident please call them at 518-899-2319.

Route 29 was closed for hours as investigators probed the scene.

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anonymous - 5/3/2013 8:03 AM
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sons of thunder: This guy was arrested less than a year ago for DUI and having 3.5 grams of marijuana in his possession. Don't take my word for it, check out the NYS Trooper Press Release:

sonof thunder - 4/29/2013 11:50 AM
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hopefully this will be a mechanical failure of the car or something that is truly an accident and not a situation where once again negligence is let go. Waiting for the follow-up.

sonof thunder - 4/29/2013 11:41 AM
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So why was the driver released? Crossing the center-line+ and killing an innocent person in cold blood is like pointing a loaded gun. and they let him go? Apparently there was no alcohol in him, which means he committed this while completely in his right mind; that's scary! So once again the police are ignoring negligent homicide.
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