A Broome County man is dead as the result of injuries he sustained when he lost control of a motorcycle.

Authorities say 57-year-old Keith Bernhardsen of Harpursville was pronounced dead at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred around 5 p.m. Friday near 348 Cafferty Road in the town of Colesville. The scene was a short distance east of Sanitaria Springs.

Deputies found Bernhardsen and the motorcycle in a field off the roadway.

Investigators say Bernhardsen had been operating a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was traveling east on Cafferty Road near Ridge Road when he lost control of the vehicle on a left turn.

The motorcycle went off the roadway into a field, causing traumatic injuries.

A passerby spotted the wrecked motorcycle and called 911.

Several fire departments and ambulance squads assisted sheriff's deputies at the crash scene.

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