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Buffalo Police: Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash on Genesee Street

The motorcyclist, identified as a 44-year-old Cheektowaga man, was taken to ECMC by ambulance where he later died.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Police Department is investigating a deadly motorcycle crash that happened Thursday night near Genesee Street and Rapin Place.

According to accident investigators, a vehicle was driving westbound on Genesee Street just before 9:30 p.m. when it tried to make a turn and struck a motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 44-year-old Cheektowaga man, was taken by ambulance to ECMC, where he later died.

Police say the unknown vehicle fled the scene following the crash. Police said the vehicle has been identified as a dark-colored 4-door Mercedes Benz.

"The vehicle of interest will have considerable damage to the passenger side doors, the passenger side wing mirror will be missing, and the passenger side airbags may have deployed," a police spokesman said.

The City Surveillance Camera System captured photos of the vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call or text the Buffalo Police Department's confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.