VALATIE—A Hudson man was killed in a motorcycle accident on State Route 203 near Rod and Gun Club Road at the south end of the village, Sunday, June 24, at 9:15 p.m.
An investigation by State Police revealed that John Wrigley, 54, of Hudson was travellling west when he failed to negotiate a curve, struck and sheared off a National Grid utility pole.
Mr. Wrigley sustained internal injuries and was flown by Med-Flight helicopter to the Albany Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. Troopers were assisted at the scene by Valatie firefighters and the Valatie Rescue Squad. Mutual aid was provided by Niverville firefighters.
Units were back in service at 11:45 p.m.