BETHLEHEM — New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident on the Thruway this afternoon.
Police said the accident occurred in the northbound lanes of the Thruway between Exit 22 (Selkirk) and Exit 23 (Albany) at approximately 12:15 p.m. between a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle and a tractor-trailer. The driver of the motorcycle, William Walsh, 43, of Cairo, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
Northbound traffic was diverted at Exit 21A (Berkshire Spur eastbound) while the Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the accident scene.