UPDATE: Fatal Saratoga County Motorcycle crash under investigation

TOWN OF BALLSTON, NY (WRGB) The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a head on collision involving a motorcycle and an SUV.

Officials say the operator of the motorcycle, 54 year old James Van Ness, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It happened on State Route 67 just east of Curtis Lumber in the Town of Ballston around 1:39 Sunday morning.

Investigators say the motorcycle crossed the center line striking the SUV head on. The 18 year old driver was treated for minor injuries.

Units from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office along with the Ballston Spa Fire Department and Malta Stillwater EMS were dispatched at the time of the call.

State Route 67 between Eastline Road and Brookline Road was closed for several hours as a result of the collision.

Investigators say there was no evidence of any impairment for he 18 year old driver.

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