Motorcyclist dies after crash on I-88 near Port Crane

A man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a guardrail on Interstate 88 northeast of Binghamton.

Authorities say Joshua Callahan, 32, of Halfmoon, was pronounced dead shortly after he and his bike were hit by another motorcycle on the freeway east of the Port Crane exit.

According to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, the accident was reported on the eastbound lanes of I-88 around 3:45 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators say Callahan was found unresponsive on the roadway when emergency responders arrived at the scene.

A second motorcyclist – 40-year-old Radames Gonzalez of Plattsburgh – was injured when his bike struck Callahan and his motorcycle.

Gonzalez was taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City for treatment. His condition has not been made public.

Authorities say a “large group” of motorcycles were traveling together on Interstate 88 when Callahan’s bike went off the freeway and hit a guardrail. Callahan’s 1998 Kawasaki motorcycle overturned. The rider and bike skidded down the sidewalk and were struck by a 2018 Honda motorcycle that was being driven by Gonzalez.

The eastbound lanes of I-88 were closed for more than two hours after the accident.

Investigators say they don’t know why Callahan lost control of his motorcycle. They say: “Although there was heavy traffic and numerous other motorcycles, no other vehicles were involved.”

Both Callahan and Gonzalez had been wearing DOT-approved helmets at the time of the crash.

Contact WNBF news reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected].

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