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Vermont man killed, woman injured in Jackson motorcycle crash

2011-06-30T22:36:00Z 2011-06-30T23:22:23Z Vermont man killed, woman injured in Jackson motorcycle crashBy DAVID TAUBE--dtaube@poststar.com Glens Falls Post-Star
June 30, 2011 10:36 pm  • 

JACKSON -- A Vermont man died and his wife was badly injured in a motorcycle crash late Thursday night.

The crash occurred at 1476 Route 313 in Jackson around 9 p.m.

Police said Robert Townsend, 80, and his wife, Marie Townsend, 79, of Bennington, Vt., were riding their motorcycle south on Route 313 when they struck a deer.

Robert Townsend was pinned underneath the motorcycle, and died from a head injury suffered in the crash, police said.

Marie Townsend was ejected from the bike and suffered facial injuries. She was taken via helicopter to Albany Medical Center. Her condition was stable when she was airlifted, police said.

The road was closed near where the accident occurred late Thursday evening.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash.

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