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(Corr.)Niagara Co. man killed in crash involving car, and two motorcycles in Catt. County...

A Lockport, New York man has died from injuries suffered in a crash involving a car and two motorcycles in the Cattaraugus County town of Machias.  State Police in Olean say one motorcycle... operated by 47 year-old Larry Choops... was struck by the car... driven by Laura Howard-Raska of Snyder.  Troopers say the accident occured when Howard-Raska failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Route 242 and Bakerstand Road.  Officers say the second motorcycle, operated by 67 year-old James Fink of Gasport, was also struck by the car... and, he was thrown from the bike.  However... Fink was not seriously hurt.  Choops later died at a local hospital.  Howard-Raska was not hurt... but, officers say she faces charges, including speeding and failure to yield.