QUEENSBURY - A Hudson Falls man died after the motorcycle he was a passenger on crashed in Queensbury on Saturday night, the Warren County Sheriff's Office said.
Joshua Bierman, 28, was pronounced dead at Glens Falls Hospital as a result of trauma from the accident, authorities said.
Bierman was riding on a 1982 Suzuki motorcycle driven by Matthew Centerbar, 28, of Glens Falls, authorities said.
Centerbar, who was seriously injured in the crash, was eastbound on Blind Rock Road when his motorcycle left the north side of the highway, struck several trees, and stopped on the lawn in front of the Hunter Brook Apartments, the Sheriff's Office said.
"He failed to negotiate the curve and went straight, and impacted with two trees," said Warren County Sheriff's Office Investigator Chris Hatin.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident, Hatin said, and it is not yet known if alcohol contributed to the crash.
"We're waiting for toxicology results to determine if drugs or alcohol were a factor," he said, adding that police could not determine that at the scene because of Centerbar's injuries.
It also has not yet been determined if speed was a factor in the crash, Hatin said.
Conditions on the road were clear and dry when the accident occurred, he said.
The emergency call went out at about 8:18 p.m., and emergency responders took Bierman to Glens Falls Hospital, authorities said.
A resuscitation effort was made, but Bierman was pronounced dead at the hospital, Hatin said.
He said a helicopter was initially dispatched to airlift Bierman to Albany Medical Center, but was called off.
Centerbar, the driver, was also taken to Glens Falls Hospital, said Warren County Sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Webster.
An official at the hospital said Centerbar was not listed in the patient directory Sunday night.
No tickets have been issued in the case, but could be, pending an investigation, Hatin said.