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Fatal accident between one car and two motorcycles in Machias, New York

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A fatal accident occurred in Machias, NY when a car failed to stop at the intersection of Bakerstand Road and Route 242. 

The car, which was driven by Laura Howard-Raska of Snyder, was struck by a motorcycle driven by Larry Choops, 47, of Lockport. 

Choops was ejected from his motorcycle during the collision. He was pronounced deceased at Olean General.

Another motorcycle was involved in the collision. The driver, James Fink, 67, of Gasport, was also ejected from his vehicle. Fink was treated and released. 

Howard-Radka was tickted for speeding, failure to stop for a stop sign, and failure to yield the right of way.

The investigation was conducted by the Troop “A” Reconstruction Unit.

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