DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- State police are investigating a fatal crash involved a trooper rushing to Millbrook High School and a motorcyclist that occurred Friday night at the intersection of Sharon Turnpike and Route 44 in the Town of Washington.
At approximately 7:45 p.m., the trooper from the State Police Poughkeepsie barracks was responding to assist the Village of Millbrook Police Department after a report of a subject with a knife at the Millbrook High School varsity football game, state police said.
The trooper was traveling eastbound on Route 44 with emergency lights and sirens activated when he was involved in a collision with a motorcycle operated by a 45-year-old Brooklyn man. The collision took place at the intersection of State Route 44 and Sharon Turnpike in the Town of Washington.
The operator of the motorcycle, whose identity is being withheld at this time pending notification to his next of kin, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision.
The trooper was transported to Vassar Hospital for evaluation and was released with minor injuries.
The crash was reconstructed by the State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and remains under investigation.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the State Police by calling (845) 677-7300.