A Hudson Valley man is dead and at least five people were injured following a crash involving a motorcycle and a State Corrections van.

Ulster County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a motorcycle versus van serious personal injury automobile accident on Wednesday just before 8 a.m. on Route 209 near the intersection with Wynkoop Road in the Town of Hurley.

According to police, a 2005 Dodge Magnum was rear-ended by a State Corrections van when the Dodge slowed down to make a left-hand turn from Route 209 onto Wyknoop Road.

In an effort to avoid the collision, 51-year-old Timothy Bruck of Accord lost control of his motorcycle and hit the back of the van, police say. Bruck was found unconscious and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two correction officers and two adult male inmates who were in the State Corrections van and the driver of the Dodge, a 65-year-old woman from Kingston, were all taken to health Alliance – Broadway Campus with minor injuries, according to the Ulster County Sheriff's Office.

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