Two Killed in New York Motorcycle Accident

Two people were killed in an upstate New York motorcycle crash.Two people were killed in an early-morning motorcycle accident in upstate New York that may have occurred after the driver lost control of the bike, according to the Buffalo News.

Alden residents Christopher Marchewka and Maureen O'Grady were killed in the accident, which occurred on Big Tree Road. Police believe that Marchewka, who was driving, lost control of the motorcycle before hitting a guard rail. Authorities did not say whether high speeds or alcohol may have contributed to the crash, although authorities were asking for public information regarding the victims' whereabouts directly before the incident, reported the media outlet.

Marchewka and O'Grady's bodies were taken to the Erie County Medical Examiners Officer. The newspaper said at least eight other people have been killed in motorcycle accidents in Western New York since April.

The Governors Highway Safety Association reports that motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. declined by at least 2 percent in 2010. However, the decrease is considerably less than the year before, as deaths dropped 16 percent between 2008 and 2009.