Fatal Accident Victim Identified

- We now know the name of the victim in yesterdays fatal motorcycle accident. The Erie County Coroners Office has identified him as 53 year old David Johnson of Timber Ridge Drive in Millcreek Township.

The accident involving a semi tractor trailer and a motorcycle happened at West 12th and Cherry Streets just after 5:30 pm. Investigators say the truck was heading Eastbound on 12th Street and turned left onto Cherry Street. Johnson was heading Westbound on 12th Street in the middle lane. 

According to officials Johnson lost control of the motorcycle just before the intersection and was thrown into the front wheels of the truck. Erie County Coroner Dennis Suschek pronounced Johnson dead at the scene from massive blunt force trauma to the head and upper body.

Services for David Johnson are being handled by the Dusckas - Martin Funeral Home on Sterrettania Road. 

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