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Motorcycle accident in Hague claims life of rider

HAGUE -- Officials say one person is dead and others injured following an accident on the Bolton-Hague line.

The incident was reported just before 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Authorities from the Warren County Sheriff's Office say a motorcycle and a full-size van collided on Route 9N just north of Padanarum Road.

Police say 55 year old John Avellino of Clifton park was struck by oncoming van in the northbound lane as he left his lane of travel.

Another motorcycle crashed as the driver entered debris on the road from the first accident.  The driver and passenger were transported to Glens Falls Hospital with minor injuries.

Avellino was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say there was no indication that drugs or alcohol were a factors, and no charges have been filed pending further investigation.

The accident closed down the road between the Hague side of Tongue Mountain and Padanarum Road. Drivers have been advised to avoid the area for the afternoon.