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Motorcyclist Killed in Skaneateles Collision


A Central New York man was killed in a motorcycle versus car accident in Onondaga County.

According to State Police, Christopher Hagen, of Oswego, was riding north on West Lake Road in the town of Skaneateles when the driver of a Toyota Highlander who was also northbound attempted to make a left-hand turn into a driveway. Hagen passed several vehicles in the left-hand lane and collided with the Highlander.

The 31-year-old Hagen was ejected from his motorcycle and was taken to SUNY Upstate where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Highlander, 58-year-old Christopher Harten, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was not injured.

New York State Police were assisted on the scene by Skaneateles Fire Department and Marcellus Ambulance Volunteer Emergency Services.

The investigation is continuing.

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