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Fatal motorcycle accident on Route 55 in LaGrange under investigation

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A fatal motorcycle accident on Route 55 is under investigation by the state police.

At about 6:45 a.m. Thursday morning, a Kawasaki motorcycle and automobile were involved in an accident while both were traveling eastbound on Route 55, near Noxon Road in the Town of LaGrange, according to state police. The road’s eastbound lanes were closed for hours.

The driver of the motorcycle was taken to MidHudson Regional Hospital in the Town of Poughkeepsie, where he was pronounced dead, according to Trooper A.J. Hicks, a state police spokesman. The driver of the car was not injured.

Information was not available on the circumstances that caused the accident, the identities of the drivers or the type of car. The eastbound lanes of Route 55 in the vicinity of Noxon Road were closed until 10 a.m. 

John W. Barry: jobarry@poughkeepsiejournal.com, 845-437-4822, Twitter: @JohnBarryPoJo 

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