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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Police: Saratoga Springs motorcycle rider was hit by pickup truck Tuesday night

Saratoga Springs: A Saratoga Springs motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a pickup truck on Tuesday night.

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Police have identified the man killed as 54-year-old William Benton of Saratoga Springs. He died at the scene.

Police said the accident happened just before 8 pm at the intersection of Route 29 and Brook Road.

Police said investigation revealed that the motorcyclist was going west on Route 29. The pickup truck was heading east and was in the process of turning left on Brook Road, police said.

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Police said that initially it appeared that the truck failed to give way to the motorcyclist.

The 81-year-old truck driver from Middle Grove was not injured. Police did not identify the driver in the release

Police said the investigation continued on Wednesday, although there was no indication of drug or alcohol involvement.

The Saratoga Springs Fire Department, the State Park Police and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office were assisting at the scene.

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