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Motorcylist who died in crash on 190 identified

Crash happened shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, blocking all southbound lanes for several hours.
Credit: Associated Press

TONAWANDA, N.Y. — State Police Thursday identified the motorcyclist who died following a late night crash Tuesday on the Niagara Section of the Thruway.

Troopers say it happened shortly before 9 p.m. on the 190 in the Town of Tonawanda. A northbound motorcycle driven by Brandon Gissendanner, 38, of Buffalo, failed to negotiate a curve, struck the center concrete barrier, and became airborne. It then hit a light pole and a pickup truck in the southbound lane. The light pole and wires were blocking all southbound lanes for several hours.

Gissendanner was pronounced dead at the scene. 

State Police are asking if you witnessed the accident or the events leading up to it, please call Investigator John McCusker at (716) 935-6528.

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