A 22-year-old man is dead after fleeing Town of Newburgh police on a motorcycle.
Ryan DiNonno, of Pine Bush, was observed by town police to be traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 32 on July 5 at about 9:22 p.m. DiNonno slowed down, but didn’t pull over, and the 1997 Kawasaki motorcycle he was riding did not have plates, police said. The motorcycle isn’t believed to have been stolen.
DiNonno continued west onto Route 300, and then north onto Orchard Drive and into the Town of Plattekill in Ulster County. He eventually stopped. However, when the pursuing officer exited his vehicle, the suspect took off at a high rate of speed, according to Town of Newburgh Police Chief Donald Bruce Campbell. He was riding without a helmet, according to state police.
The officer lost sight of the motorcycle. DiNonno is believed to have misjudged a sharp turn in the road, and may have hit either a telephone pole or a tree.
For the complete story see the Friday, July 8 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post.