(Hastings, NY – June 23, 2012) – The New York State Police in Hastings are currently investigating a one- person fatal motorcycle accident which occurred today (June 23) at approximately 1:55 a.m. at the intersection of County Route 11 and Gulf Bridge Road, town of West Monroe.
The preliminary investigation suggests the operator and sole occupant, Richard M. Proper, age 36, of 1685 US Route 11, Hastings, was operating a 2006 Harley Davidson northbound on County Route 11 when he failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection resulting in a collision with a guide rail.
Mr. Proper was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The investigation is continuing at this time.
The State Police were assisted on scene by SOVAC Ambulance Corp and the Town of West Monroe Fire Department.