BATAVIA, N.Y. (WROC) — A motorcyclist died Friday after succumbing to life-threatening injuries following a crash on West Main Street Road Thursday.

According to deputies with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, 34-year-old Gilberto Natal struck a Ford Transit van while traveling east on his motorcycle.

Investigators believe that 80-year-old Bruce Chilson of Florida, who was behind the wheel of the transit van alongside his wife, made a turn into the parking lot of Dave’s Ice Cream. At that point, officials say Natal was ejected from the motorcycle, causing the van to overturn on its side.

Natal was taken to Strong Hospital via Mercy Flight where he passed away. Chilson and the sole passenger inside the transit van sustained minor injuries and were treated on scene.

Deputies say criminal charges may be pending. An investigation continues at this time.


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