NORTH WARREN, N.Y. – Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on I-87.
Leonid Gorodetsky of State Island was traveling southbound around 11:50 a.m. Monday on I-87. The 46-year-old had made plans with family members who were following behind him on the roadway.
The family was intended to get off the interstate at Exit 22. Gorodetsky was in the left lane approaching the exit when he passed a tractor trailer traveling in the right lane. Gorodetsky crossed over the right lane and exited the highway onto the exit ramp when he noticed his family’s vehicle did not make the exit.
Police said Gorodetsky attempted to re-enter the roadway from the exit ramp but failed to observe the tractor trailer he had just passed which was continuing in the right lane. Gorodetsky pulled out into the right lane and struck the front wheel of the tractor trailer, according to police.
Gorodetsky was sent out of control off the right should where he was ejected. He was transported by ambulance to Glens Falls Hospital, but he died en route, according to police.
Gorodetsky was pronounced dead at 12:44 p.m. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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