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Police identify 19-year-old motorcyclist killed in Town of Tonawanda crash

The motorcyclist killed in a crash Sunday afternoon on Parker Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda has been identified as Dante Mancuso, 19, of the Town of Tonawanda.

Mancuso was traveling north on Parker Boulevard around 4:19 p.m. when his motorcycle struck a car driving westbound on Ogden Road, investigators said. Police said the motorcyclist had no stop sign while the motorist, identified only as Francis Dahl Jr., stopped for a stop sign and proceeded into the intersection into the path of the motorcycle.

In releasing the name this morning, town police said excessive speed and operator inexperience with the motorcycle are being looked into as contributing factors.

Mancuso was taken to Erie County Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. An autopsy was to be conducted this morning.

The accident is being investigated by the town police department’s Accident Investigation Unit.