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Driver who killed Tioga County motorcyclist drove wrong way, fled scene, police say

A Berkshire man has been arrested and accused of leaving the scene of a crash that killed a 42-year-old Newark Valley motorcyclist on June 4.

The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Dylin E. Abbatoy, 27, on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an incident. He also received the traffic infractions of moving from a lane unsafely and failure to keep right.

An investigation revealed Abbatoy had operated a vehicle eastbound in the westbound lane of East Berkshire Road in Berkshire while Carl E. Hoaglin Jr. was traveling westbound, causing Hoaglin to lose control of his motorcycle.

Abbatoy then left the scene prior to the arrival of deputies and failed to report his involvement in the incident to law enforcement, police said.

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