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Deputies: Newark man dies in motorcycle accident in Phelps

In an update on Friday afternoon, deputies in Ontario County reported that the deceased motorcyclist was a 71-year-old Newark man.

Deputies say Francis Guchone was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.


Deputies are actively investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that happened late-Thursday night along Neider Rd. in Phelps.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that around 11:45 pm deputies and the Phelps Fire Department responded to the area of Neider Rd. near Cedar Swamp Rd. in Phelps for a motorcycle crash.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that the motorcyclist was traveling north on Neider Rd. when the bike struck a dog in the northbound lane. The motorcyclist was ejected from the bike and transported to Strong Memorial Hospital where he succumb to his injuries.

The reconstruction team remained at the scene for hours and the accident itself remains under investigation, according to deputies.

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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