Two Local Motorcyclists Die In Separate Accidents


(Poughkeepsie, NY)--Two motorcyclists were killed over the weekend in separate accidents. 51 year old Jon Morey of Amenia died when the Harley-Davidson he was operating went off the road Saturday night on Route 41in Sharon, Connecticut and struck a guard rail. Morey was pronounced dead a short time after the crash. His passenger, 40 year old Tanja Kraft of Pine Plains, suffered minor injuries.

Meanwhile, a Monticello man was killed Saturday morning when the motorcycle he was operating collided with a car at the intersection of Route 209 and Neversink Drive in the Town of Deerpark. State Police say 58 year old William Fichthorn was ejected from his 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene.Three people in the car were transported to a hospital for treatment.

“This is an ongoing investigation. State police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in Middletown at 845-344-5300.”

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