Greig man killed in motorcycle crash

Police were investigating a crash between a motorcycle and a car that happened late Wednesday...
Police were investigating a crash between a motorcycle and a car that happened late Wednesday morning.(WWNY)
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 12:34 PM EDT
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TOWN OF WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A 55-year-old Lewis County man is dead after the motorcycle he was driving rear-ended a car.

It happened at around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of State Route 126 at County Route 49 in the town of Watertown.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said the motorcycle driver, Wayne Ernst of Greig, struck the rear-end of a Volkswagen Jetta, which was stopped to make a turn.

Deputies said Ernst was thrown from the motorcycle and struck a guardrail.

He was rushed to Watertown’s Samaritan Medical Center and then flown to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse where he died from his injuries.

The people in the car were unhurt.

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