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Motorcycle operator killed in accident on Route 3 in Ellisburg

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ELLISBURG — A motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on Route 3 in the town of Ellisburg.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies said Richard A. Falkiewicz, 54, Dexter, was operating his 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle north on Route 3 about 1 p.m. when he attempted to overtake a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu operated by Joshua L. Horst, 16, Mannsville, who also was northbound on Route 3.

Deputies said Mr. Falkiewicz struck the side of the Chevrolet, which was attempting a left turn onto Eldorado Road.

Mr. Falkiewicz suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The intersection of Route 3 and Benton Road was closed to traffic for three hours.

The Sheriff’s Department was investigating. It said no charges were anticipated.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the state police, the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the Belleville Fire Department, the South Jefferson Rescue Squad and the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management.

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