Buffalo Police searching for vehicle of interest after motorcyclist was killed in hit-and-run at Genesee and Rapin


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A motorcyclist has died as the result of a hit-and-run at Genesee Street and Rapin Place in Buffalo, and Buffalo Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a vehicle of interest.

Police said it happened Thursday night, shortly before 9:30 p.m. According to authorities, a westbound vehicle on Genesee was trying to turn when the driver hit the motorcyclist.

The 44-year-old Cheektowaga man on the motorcycle was taken to ECMC, where he later died.

Buffalo Police are looking for a dark-colored, four-door Mercedes Benz sedan as the vehicle of interest. It’s believed the car has considerable damage to the passenger side doors, a missing passenger side wing mirror and the passenger side airbags may have deployed.

BPD provided surveillance camera pictures of the vehicle:

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Buffalo Police Department’s confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.

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