Fillmore man identified in fatal crash

Alex Brasky/Daily News An Allegany County man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Bethany Center Road in Stafford, between Batavia-Bethany Townline Road and Ellicott Street Road.

STAFFORD — Deputies have released the identity of a man killed when his motorcycle struck a pickup truck on Bethany Center Road.

An initial investigation revealed Donald M. Bernard, 57, of Fillmore, Allegany County was northbound on a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle at 11:06 a.m., Genesee County sheriff’s deputies said.

Joseph C. Johnson, 62, of Warren, Ohio was southbound in a 2019 pickup, deputies said. He attempted a left turn as the motorcycle was approaching from the opposite direction.

Bernard’s motorcycle struck the passenger side of the pickup, deputies said.

Bernard was pronounced dead at the scene. Johnson escaped injury.

The investigation is continuing, deputies said. Town of Batavia Fire and Mercy EMS assisted at the scene.

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