Motorcycle Crash Takes The Life Of Canadian Man

A motor­cy­clist from Canada died early Sun­day morn­ing when his bike was rear ended on I-69 north of Ash­ley. The crash hap­pened at 2:25am at the 343.5 mile marker on the south­bound side of I-69, when a vehi­cle dri­ven by 36 year old Chet Gilbert of Ash­ley, and a Harley David­son motor­cy­cle, dri­ven by 52 year old Brian Plat­ten of Ontario were both south­bound, and Gilbert’s vehi­cle slammed into the motor­cy­cle from behind. Plat­ten, who was thrown from the bike, was found lying along the shoul­der of the road. He was pro­nounced dead at the scene by the Steuben County Coro­ner. Accord­ing to police, he was wear­ing a hel­met. Gilbert was taken to an area hos­pi­tal. The inves­ti­ga­tion is ongo­ing, but ini­tial results indi­cate that alco­hol was a fac­tor in the crash.

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