Off-duty officer dies after motorcycle collides with dump truck

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An off-duty police officer has died after a motorcycle accident in Schuylerville.

News 12 is told the crash happened around 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of Waterbury and East Tremont avenues.

Police say 56-year-old Michael McGrath was headed south on East Tremont Avenue when he collided with a dump truck turning left on Waterbury Avenue.

 

McGrath was a member of the NYPD for nearly 30 years, commanding officer of the Police Cadet Corps and a part an NYPD internship program for college students looking for a career in law enforcement.

 

Eyewitnesses say that the off-duty officer was pinned underneath the wheels of the truck. He was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, where he was pronounced dead.

Police tell News 12 the truck driver stayed on the scene. 

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