2 Die in Town of Wales Motorcycle Crash
June 13th, 2011|
June 13, 2011
Two 29-year-old residents of Alden, New York, died early Sunday morning in a one-motorcycle crash on Big Tree Road in the Town of Wales.
Officers told The Buffalo News that the motorcycle’s male driver appears to have lost control of the bike around 4:15 a.m. before hitting a guardrail. Both he and his female passenger died at the scene of the accident.
The bodies of both victims were transported to the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office. The man was reportedly a veteran of the war in Iraq, and the woman was a mother of three.
This crash marks four motorcycle-related fatalities in Erie County in the past week. The other accident occurred in Amherst on Tuesday night when two men who were traveling in a group of motorcycles wrecked their bikes on I-290.
Deputies say they’re not yet sure if alcohol or high speed factored into the crash.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the incident and urges anyone with information on the whereabouts of the man and woman prior to the fatal crash to to contact Sgt. Daniel Dytchkowskyj at 716-858-2903.