Fatal motorcycle accident snarls I-87 traffic

One of the southbound lanes on I-87 is closed near the Sloatsburg rest area after a motorcyclist was killed this morning following a collision with another vehicle.

State Police say the accident happened around 9:30 a.m. when there was some sort of collision between the motorcyclist and a Jeep.

Initially, the accident was treated as a hit-and-run. However, the Jeep and the other driver were located half a mile down the road from the accident.

Troopers say the crash appears to have been some type of side-swipe accident, but an investigation is still ongoing.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."