2 killed in Pleasant Valley motorcycle crash

Two people are dead after the motorcycle they were riding crashed into a tree in Pleasant Valley.

The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office says a 2011 BMW motorcycle driven by 25-year-old Frederick Eberhard III of Poughkeepsie left a roadway in the town of Pleasant Valley around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Police believe he lost control because he was driving too fast.

Eberhard died at the scene. His passenger, 25-year-old Alysha Simpfenderfer of Poughkeepsie, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say both were wearing helmets.
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