Editor’s Note — The story has been updated to identify the motorcyclist.
(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — One person is dead after an SUV and a motorcycle collided on Erie’s upper east side Friday afternoon.
Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Reed Street and Pine Avenue after a motorcycle and SUV collided around 3:38 p.m.
According to First Deputy Coroner John Maloney, the driver of the motorcycle was heading north on Pine Avenue near Reed Street and East 36th Street when it collided with an SUV.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple blunt force trauma. According to Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook, the motorcyclist was identified as 26-year-old Robert Peterson, of Waterford. The case was ruled as accidental.