Police: Motorcyclist dies after crashing into turkey vulture


TOWN OF EVANS, N.Y. >> Police say a man riding a sport bike with a group of other motorcyclists has died after hitting a turkey vulture in western New York.

First responders arrived at the scene near county Road 323 in the Erie County town of Evans on Saturday afternoon.

The town police department says the motorcyclist had been travelling faster than the 55 mph speed limit when the crash happened.

Police say the 25-year-old Dunkirk man, who hasn't been publicly identified, was thrown from the bike. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead.

WGRZ-TV in Buffalo reports police say several turkey vultures had been eating a carcass on the side of the road where the biker hit one of them.


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