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09 October 2018
****UPDATE*****State Police are continuing their investigation of a fatal motorcycle accident which occurred on I-287, Westbound in the City of White Plains.
 Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
 Troop T Commander


 White Plains, NY – On Monday October 8, 2018, at approximately 12:18 a.m., State Police responded to I-287 Westbound in the City of White Plains for a report of a serious injury motorcycle accident.
Investigation at the scene reveled the driver of the motorcycle Francis X. Claps III, 06/20/96 of Old Greenwich, CT was operating his 2012 Yamaha  FZ6-R westbound on I-287 and failed to negotiate a curve for Exit 7 (deceleration ramp) and struck a guide rail. Claps was transported to Westchester Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.  
No other vehicles were involved and no other injuries reported.

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