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Byron man killed in motorcycle accident on Thruway

By Howard B. Owens

Wet pavement is most likely to blame for a one-motorcycle accident that took the life of a Byron man late Saturday afternoon.

Kevin P. Stearns, 29, of 7862 Byron Road, Byron, was pronounced dead at the scene by County Coroner Jack Taylor at 5:55 p.m..

Stearns was reportedly driving his 1995 Honda motorcycle eastbound on the Thruway near mile marker 402, just east of Exit 48-A in Pembroke, when he moved from the passing lane to the right to pass another vehicle. The bike reportedly skidded out of control and hit a guard rail.

Neither speed nor alcohol were a factor, according to a State Police spokesman, who described the roadway as slick with rain at the time.

The accident occurred at 4:50 p.m.. No other vehicles were directly involved.

Karen Miconi

Oh God, not another one. Thats two lives in two weeks, in the small town of Byron. My heartfelt regards to Kevins family and friends. Our prayers are with you all.

Sep 28, 2009, 9:09am Permalink

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