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44-year-old Cheektowaga man killed in hit and run crash in Buffalo

Buffalo police searching for vehicle
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Posted at 2:31 PM, Oct 08, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo police say a 44-year-old Cheektowaga man is dead after a hit and run driver crashed their car into him while riding his motorcycle in Buffalo Thursday night.

Investigators say the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Genesee Street and Rapin Place in Buffalo.

The motorcyclist was taken to Erie County Medical Center where he later died.

Authorities say the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Buffalo police have released an image in connection with the crash.

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Police say they are searching for "a dark colored, 4 door Mercedes-Benz sedan" and it "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."

If you have any information you're asked to contact Buffalo police at (716) 847-2255.