Sheriff’s Office investigates a car-motorcycle fatality

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a car-motorcycle fatal crash that occurred on East Noxon Road at the intersection with South Cross Road in LaGrange at approximately 5:00 pm on 11/11/19.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle operated by Mark Graff (age 54 of Putnam Valley) was traveling eastbound on East Noxon Road when it attempted to make a left turn onto South Cross Road. While making the turn the motorcycle was struck by a 2004 Mercury Sable operated by Matthew Brubacher (age 32 of LaGrange). Mr. Brubacher was uninjured in the crash, and Mr. Graff was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. No charges have been filed at this time.

The investigation into the crash is continuing by members of the Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit, and at this time the primary factor is considered to be a failure to yield the right of way on the part of the motorcyclist. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the LaGrange Fire Department, and more information may be released as it becomes available.