31-year-old killed in Amherst motorcycle crash


AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB)– Amherst Police are investigating an overnight motorcycle crash that left one man dead Sunday.

It happened around 5:40 a.m. on the southbound I-990 off-ramp to John James Audubon Parkway. Police say Joseph Nelson, 31, was going southbound when his motorcycle left the road and struck a guardrail.

The Amherst resident was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is under investigation and anyone with information or dash-camera footage of the area
is asked to contact the Amherst Police Department at 689-1311.

Kelly Khatib is a digital reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work here.

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