TOWN OF EVANS, N.Y. - A 25-year-old motorcyclist from Dunkirk was killed Saturday when he hit a turkey vulture in the road.

The crash happened on Cain Road between Route 323 and Versailles Plank Road around 3:30 p.m.

Evans Police say the man was part of a group of people on motorcycles. He was riding a sport bike, and police say he was going faster than the 55 mph speed limit when the crash happened.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was thrown from the bike. He was taken to Lake Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say there were several turkey vultures feeding on a carcass on the side of the road where the accident happened.