Trooper involved in Dutchess crash that killed motorcyclist
A state trooper responding to a report of a person with a knife at the Millbrook High School football game Friday evening was involved in a fatal crash with a motorcycle.
State police said the officer was driving eastbound on U.S. Route 44 with emergency lights and sirens activated when he was involved in an accident with a motorcycle operated by a 45-year-old Brooklyn man. The collision took place at the intersection of Route 44 and Sharon Turnpike in the town of Washington.
The operator of the motorcycle, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The trooper was taken to Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie for evaluation and released with minor injuries.
The crash is under investigation by the state police.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call state police at (845) 6777300.