GALWAY, N.Y. – State Police are investigating a fatal car versus motorcycle accident on Route 29 in Galway that occurred Sunday afternoon at approximately 3:20 p.m. near the intersection with Fish House Road.
Polic say the operator of the motorcycle, 62-year-old John Mackin of Corinth, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 9-year-old male passenger on the back of the motorcycle was airlifted to Albany Medical Center with multiple fractures.
The driver of the car involved, 47-year-old Clyde Jones III of Gloversville was treated at the scene and released. Two passengers in the car – a 4-year-old male and 19-year-old female – were taken to Albany Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say the vehicle operated by Jones did cross the center line for unknown reasons and struck the motorcycle head on. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation.
State Police ask that anyone with information relating to this accident please call them at 518-899-2319.
Route 29 was closed for hours as investigators probed the scene.