Syracuse, N.Y. — A driver involved in a fatal crash with a motorized bike on June 14 near Syracuse University will not be charged in the death of the 27-year-old bike operator, police said.
The crash occurred just after 5 p.m. near the intersection of Euclid and Ostrom avenues.
Syracuse police spokesperson Sgt. Thomas Blake said Sunday that the driver of the car will not be charged in the death.
The investigation determined that the operator of the bike, Kaalar Wynn, hit the car when the car turned in front of his bike, Blake said.
Wynn, of Syracuse, was pronounced dead at Upstate University Hospital, police said.
Aileen Gallagher, who witnessed the accident, said she heard a loud bang, saw the man on the bike fly through the air and saw the vehicle that hit him speed past her vehicle.
She said the vehicle that hit the man on the bike drove about half a block up the road and stopped. While stopped, a passenger jumped out of the vehicle and ran off, she said. The driver stayed at the scene, she said.
Before the crash, the occupants of the car were firing paintballs at a nearby home, Blake said. Another vehicle began chasing the car but the chase ended before the crash occurred, he said.
The driver that collided with the bike was issued serval traffic tickets in connection to a car chase that occurred before the crash, Blake said.
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