Motorcycle passenger dies following accident on Route 67 in Pittstown

PITTSTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police investigated a fatal car and motorcycle accident on Route 67 on Sunday.

Around 1:46 p.m., police said a 1987 Yamaha motorcycle with a rider and passenger were headed eastbound on Route 67. The motorcycle encountered stopped traffic on the roadway and lost control and crossed into the westbound lane.

A 2014 Jeep traveling westbound attempted to avoid the motorcycle but was unable to and hit the motorcycle head on.

The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Paul Gervasio, 28, of Clifton Park. He was transported to Albany Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 

The passenger of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene. She has been identified as 32-year-old Caitlyn Powers, of Clifton Park.

Neither the driver of the Jeep nor his passenger was injured.


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