Motorcyclist identified in fatal Route 840 crash

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NEW HARTFORD — The 47-year-old motorcyclist killed in an accident on Route 840 on Thursday has been identified as Gregory A. Penree.

Police said Penree, of New Hartford, was eastbound at about 7:38 p.m. when he exited onto the ramp to Route 5 and lost control of his motorcycle. Police said Penree was unable to regain control of the bike and he was thrown into the roadway.

Penree was rushed to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica with serious injuries. He was pronounced dead nearly two hours later.

The investigation is continuing.

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