ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police officials say a 28-year-old man died as a result of a motorcycle crash on the city’s west side early Tuesday morning.

Authorities say officers responded to the area of Lake Avenue and State Street around 5 a.m. for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle.

According to police, officers arrived on the scene and found an AMR ambulance crew performing medical care to one person.

That person, identified Wednesday as 28-year-old John Walls of Rochester was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital Tuesday, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officials say the preliminary investigation found the motorcycle was traveling westbound when it left the roadway and struck the building located at 561 State Street.

This incident is being treated as a single-vehicle accident and not a hit and run, investigators say.

Police say anyone with further information regarding this crash is encouraged to call 911.


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