Caroga Lake motorcyclist killed in Tuesday morning Colonie crash, police say

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COLONIE A motorcyclist from Caroga Lake was killed in a crash Tuesday morning in Colonie, Colonie Police said.

Frederick Franko, 64, of Caroga Lake, was taken to Albany Medical Center, where he died, police said.

The crash happened at about 7:41 a.m. on Route 7 in Colonie, near Spruce Street, police said.

Officers responded there for a report of the crash and that the rider had been ejected from his motorcycle and was seriously injured, police said.

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A witness at the scene indicated the motorcyclist appeared to have been passing slowing traffic on the right when he lost control of the motorcycle, hit a storm sewer grate and was thrown from his motorcycle, police said.

The Colonie Police Traffic Division continued to investigate the crash later Tuesday.

If anyone else witnessed the crash or has additional information, police asked they contact investigators at 518-783-2744.

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By Steven Cook

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