Fatal Crash In Hamburg

April 4, 2012 Updated Apr 4, 2012 at 1:16 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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April 4, 2012 Updated Apr 4, 2012 at 1:16 PM EDT

HAMBURG, N.Y. ( WKBW ) One man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving crashed head on into a semi truck, causing the truck to burst into flames.

The incident happened Tuesday night on Route 20 in Hamburg, just south of Lakeview Road. A portion of Route 20 was closed for most of the night while first responders cleaned up the scene.

Police say 48 year old Allan Whitmeyer of Hamburg was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver was able to escape the burning truck, and was not seriously hurt.

Police continue their investigation.

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