Motorcyclist dies following hit-and-run

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The driver of a motorcycle from a hit-and-run earlier this week has died.

Matthew C. Love, 41, was pronounced dead Thursday morning, according to Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook.

State police said 26-year-old Geroge Crawford, the driver of a white Dodge truck, merged into the lane when Love attempted to avoid hitting the truck and lost control of his motorcycle.

The crash occurred as both were traveling north on Peach Street near the Rotunda Drive intersection on Monday around 3 p.m.

A witness to the accident snapped a picture of a truck that hit the motorcycle and state police said they were able to track down the driver of the truck, George M. Crawford. 

Crawford reportedly failed to stop and fled the scene. Charges against Crawford are pending.  

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