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Western NY man dies in motorcycle crash; found dead by a passer-by


SPARTA, New York — Police say a 57-year-old man has died after a motorcycle accident in western New York.

Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says a passer-by came across the accident scene at 12:19 a.m. Sunday on Reeds Corners Road in the town of Sparta, 40 miles south of Rochester.

Deputies found 57-year-old Kenneth Cleveland of Sparta dead beside his 2002 Honda Gold Wing Trike. Investigators say Cleveland was heading north on State Route 256 when he failed to negotiate the turn onto Reeds Corners Road.

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