Camillus man killed in motorcycle crash on I-81 near Destiny USA in Syracuse

Syracuse, N.Y. — A Camillus man was killed this weekend right after he misplaced regulate of a bike and went off the facet of Interstate 81 South close to Future United states, metropolis law enforcement said.

James Pontello was thrown from the bike early Sunday throughout the crash on I-81 South, Syracuse law enforcement spokesman Lt. Matthew Malinowski explained.

Pontello was pronounced useless at the scene, police explained. He was 29.

Passersby identified as 911 about 2:25 a.m. Sunday to report the crash on the highway, just south of the exit to Destiny United states of america.

1st responders from both equally Syracuse and Liverpool ended up dispatched to the scene simply because it was not quickly regarded if the exact spot of the crash was in the town of Syracuse or Liverpool. 1 caller said it was just right before the Liverpool/Hiawatha Boulevard ramp one more mentioned it was on the southern end of the bridge in close proximity to Destiny Usa. At some point it was identified the crash was in the metropolis.

The crash forced law enforcement to near I-81 South among Exit 23, Hiawatha Boulevard and Exit 21 Catawba Avenue until finally 6:20 a.m., in accordance to the condition Department of Transportation.

Syracuse police are continue to investigating the crash. Malinowski, the police spokesman, reported it is also early to say what may have contributed to the crash.

“The investigation is lively and ongoing,” he mentioned.

Pontello grew up in the Syracuse place and graduated in 2011 from West Genesee Substantial College, according to his obituary.

He labored as a mechanic for the West Genesee Central College District for the earlier six decades, and was also president of The Lifestyle of Equilibrium Bike Club, a member of American Poolplayers Association and earned his black belt at Tearney’s Martial Arts, his obituary stated.

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