26 June 2020

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



State Police is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on State Route 26 in the town of Vernon, Oneida County.

The preliminary investigation had revealed a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander operated by Kristina M. Thorick, age 23 from Binghamton, NY, was traveling northbound on State Route 26 when she began to make a left turn into a driveway when she failed to yield the right of way to a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle, that was traveling southbound.  The motorcycle, operated by James E. Flynn, age 76 from Fort Plain, NY, was unable to avoid striking the vehicle on the passenger side.

Mr. Flynn was ejected from the motorcycle and transported to Oneida Healthcare Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.  Thorick and an 18-year-old passenger were not injured in the crash.

The investigation is continuing.



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