Seneca Falls man killed in motorcycle accident

A Seneca Falls man was pronounced dead at the scene of a serious motorcycle-car accident in Seneca Falls after earlier being observed operating recklessly, at dangerously high speeds, according to police.

On Tuesday at approximately 7:30 p.m. the Seneca Falls Police Department responded to a serious personal injury motor vehicle accident on Ovid St. at the intersection of Bridge St.

The investigation indicates that a motorcycle, which was traveling at a high rate of speed was northbound on Ovid St. and unlawfully passed another northbound vehicle that was making on a left turn onto Bridge St.

The motorcycle struck the turning vehicle causing the motorcycle operator to be ejected at which time the operator struck a light pole.

Both the motorcycle and car sustained extensive damage, according to police.

The operator of the motorcycle, Kyle Cole, 23, of Seneca Falls was pronounced dead at the scene. The operator of the car, Rachel Swick, 29 of Seneca Falls was not injured.

The New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene to assist.

Police were also assisted by additional members of the New York State Police, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Seneca Falls Fire Department, Seneca Co. E-911 and North Seneca Ambulance.

Ovid Street was closed for several hours during the investigation.

Prior to the collision a motorcycle fitting the same description was observed by law enforcement travelling at a recklessly high rate of speed on Rt. 89 and Rt. 414 in both the Towns of Seneca Falls and Fayette.

Due to the reckless nature of operation and the high speed law enforcement at no time pursued the motorcycle.

No tickets have been issued and the investigation is continuing.

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