Cape Vincent man dead following motorcycle crash in the Town of Lyme

Published: Jun. 4, 2023 at 5:01 PM EDT
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TOWN OF LYME, New York (WWNY) - Officials with New York State Police say one person is dead following a crash on State Route 12 E in the Town of Lyme Sunday.

Around noontime Sunday, officials responded to what Jefferson County dispatchers say was a crash involving a car and motorcycle. Initial calls also reported one person was on the ground unconscious with a head injury.

New York State Police say an investigation revealed a 2005 Harley Davidson, driven by Chris A. Farrell, 57, of Cape Vincent, was on State Route 12E when a Jeep Cherokee driven by Thomas Coughlin, 82, of Liverpool was traveling the other way. Police say Coughlin failed to see the motorcycle as he was making a turn, and pulled into the path of the motorcycle.

Farrell was ejected and died at the scene.

Coughlin was not injured in the crash. He was tested at the scene and showed no signs of any alcohol or drug impairment.

Our reporter on scene captured pictures which showed the road was shut down on State Route 12 E from Swamp Road to County Route 57. That road has since been reopened.

The investigation is ongoing.