posted on August 23, 2013 08:02
A fatal motorcycle accident in LeRoy.
Joshua Lowery of Brockport was killed on North Rd. near Conlon Road in LeRoy shortly after 6:30 this morning. He was 26.
Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble says a small Smart car and a 1998 Suzuki motorcycle were heading westbound.
“The driver of the small car wanted to turn around and go back the other direction,” he said. “It looks like they slowed, pulled off to the right some with the motorcycle coming up behind them. It looks like (Lowery) saw the small car pulling to the right and swung out to go around the vehicle. The small vehicle didn’t see the motorcycle coming, did a U-turn and a collision took place somewhere in the center lane or some in the eastbound lane.”
Dibble said based on the road markings, that’s when Lowery slid into the side of the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Smart Car was operated by 55-year-old Jeffrey Simek of New Smyrna, Florida – the only occupant.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.