08 June 2022
 Major Richard J. O’Brien
 Troop G Commander

State Police are currently investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred on I-87 in the town of Malta.

At approximately 7:47 a.m. on June 8, 2022, the New York State Police responded to a fatal crash involving two motorcycles on I-87 north in the town of Malta, between exits 11 and 12.

Preliminary investigation determined that 38-year-old Laura B. Covarrubias of Glenmont, was operating a 2021 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound in the middle lane when she moved to the left lane and struck Raymond Suen, 47, of Schenectady. Suen was operating a 2009 BMW motorcycle. Covarrubias then lost control and exited the roadway striking a guiderail. Suen and Covarrubias had been traveling together at the time of the collision.

Covarrubias was transported to Saratoga Hospital where she was declared deceased. Suen was uninjured in the crash. 

The crash remains under investigation.


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