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Buffalo police: 21-year-old man killed in accident involving an unregistered dirt bike

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Posted at 9:54 PM, Jun 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-16 16:09:48-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A 21-year-old Buffalo man has died following a dirt bike crash on Bailey Avenue, police say.

The Buffalo Police Department says the accident happened Tuesday around 7:20 p.m. at the intersection of Bailey and Manhart Street.

Investigators say the man was riding north on Bailey when he tried to turn left onto Manhart and hit a Dodge Durango that was also driving northbound.

The dirt bike rider was thrown from his bike and died at the scene. Officers say he was not wearing a helmet.

Authorities also say the Honda dirt bike was not registered; they're looking into whether reckless driving caused the crash.

Police later identified the 21-year-old man as Carlos Y. Hernandez of Buffalo.