Leyden, NY (WIBX) - The New York State Police in Lowville are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on State Route 12 in the Town of Leyden.

The accident occurred when a motorcycle collided with a car. Authorities say the investigation revealed that Nina Lamagna of Connecticut, was traveling northbound on State Route 12 when an uninvolved vehicle she was following slowed for several deer in the roadway.

Following Lamagna was a motorcycle being operated by Steven Sergent, with Mary Sergent as a passenger. As Lamagna slowed in traffic, Sergent attempted to stop but was unable to do so striking the back of her vehicle.

Both riders were ejected from the motorcycle. They were both transported to a local hospital where Steven was later pronounced dead from his injuries. Mary Sergent also suffered serious injuries and is listed in critical condition.