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New Jersey cyclist killed on Route 301 in Carmel

CARMEL: According to the authorities, the individual who died in last Friday afternoon’s motorbike and bus collision was a Denville, New Jersey native.

Peter Leist, age 62, was identified as the victim by Putnam County Undersheriff Thomas Lindert.

His two-wheeler crashed into a tiny bus in front of a group home at 3444 Route 301 in Carmel, killing him as it rounded a curve.

Emergency personnel raced to the scene of the incident, which was around a half-mile west of the Gipsy Trail Road intersection, in response to nine-one-one calls.

In spite of the efforts of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Carmel and Kent Police, Empress Paramedics, the Carmel and Kent Fire Departments, the Carmel Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, the motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene.

The New York State Police was called in by Putnam officials, and an accident reconstruction team looked into the horrific collision.

According to Lindert, the two-wheeler was heading west on Gipsy Trail Road when it struck the bus driven by Lauren Hoffman of Carmel, who was heading in the opposite way, after slamming into many other cars by stepping over double yellow lines.

Additionally, Lindert claimed that on Friday night, a second serious motorcycle crash happened in Southeast near Sodom Road on Route 22.

Police stated that a motorcycle belonging to Brewster resident Marvin Espanaventura, 22, struck the car driven by 52-year-old Christine Bueti of Katonah as it was turning left out of a restaurant driveway to go south.

According to investigators, the rider was taken to Danbury Hospital in critical condition.


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