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Motorcyclist dies in head-on crash in Lewis County


A motorcyclist has died after he crashed head-on into a pickup truck in Lewis County.


State police say the biker was riding in the wrong lane on Pine Grove Road in Watson, 50 miles northwest of Utica, around 11:15 a.m. Sunday. A pickup truck driven by 70-year-old Floyd Farney of Lowville came over the crest of a hill and collided with the bike, throwing the rider off the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


The motorcyclist has been identified as 24-year-old Kyle Riesel of Lyons Falls


Troopers say Farney and his passenger weren't hurt.


The Lewis County medical examiner is doing an autopsy.

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