Man dies in Potsdam motorcycle crash

Man dies in Potsdam motorcycle crash
Fatal crash (Source: MGN)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A Canton man is dead after he ran his motorcycle into the back of a stopped vehicle in Potsdam.

Potsdam village police say 67-year-old Gene Knight was driving his motorcycle north on Clarkson Avenue at around 5 p.m. Wednesday when he crashed into a vehicle that was stopped for a pedestrian crossing.

Knight was thrown from the bike and collided with a southbound vehicle.

Police and rescue crews performed life-saving measures at the scene, but he died later at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Police say they don’t expect charges stemming from the crash.

They were helped at the scene by St. Lawrence County sheriff’s investigators and Clarkson University security.

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