Broome County Sheriff’s officials are investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash this week in West Corners.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Officials with the West Corners Fire Department say they were called to Glendale Drive at the intersection of Campville Road at  11:44 p.m. August 10 and found the driver, 42-year-old Jason Krissel of the Town of Union, had been thrown from the Honda.  He was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Authorities have said it appeared Krissel applied the brakes aggressively at the intersection but it’s not known if there was a mechanical problem, something entered the roadway or there was some other contributing factor. Authorities have indicated that motorcycle may have been traveling at a high rate of speed.

The Sheriff’s office is investigating.

In addition to the West Corners Fire Department and Broome Sheriff’s Deputies, the Union Volunteer Ambulance Squad responded to the scene.

The road was closed in the area for about two hours.

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