Motorcyclist killed in overnight crash

Posted at 7:44 AM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 16:33:52-04

A motorcycle driver died in an overnight crash in the Town of Evans Thursday.

Loved ones have identified the victim as Jason Widger of Cheektowaga.

Evans police officers say the crash happened about midnight at the intersection of Route 20 and Pontiac Road.

Investigators say the motorcyclist hit a mini-van.  

There was a second accident after that initial crash. Police say a tractor trailer rear ended the mini-van, causing some minor injuries.  The driver of the mini-van was taken to Lake Shore Hospital in Irving.  A passenger in the mini-van was not hurt.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt.

The cause of this crash is still under investigation.