Camillus man killed in motorcycle crash on I-81 near Destiny USA in Syracuse

Lyle Ellerbee

Syracuse, N.Y. — A Camillus male was killed this weekend soon after he shed command of a motorcycle and went off the facet of Interstate 81 South around Destiny United states, metropolis law enforcement mentioned.

James Pontello was thrown from the motorcycle early Sunday throughout the crash on I-81 South, Syracuse law enforcement spokesman Lt. Matthew Malinowski reported.

Pontello was pronounced dead at the scene, law enforcement stated. He was 29.

Passersby termed 911 around 2:25 a.m. Sunday to report the crash on the highway, just south of the exit to Future United states of america.

1st responders from both equally Syracuse and Liverpool have been dispatched to the scene due to the fact it was not instantly regarded if the actual site of the crash was in the town of Syracuse or Liverpool. One particular caller explained it was just in advance of the Liverpool/Hiawatha Boulevard ramp one more said it was on the southern conclude of the bridge near Future United states of america. Sooner or later it was identified the crash was in the town.

The crash compelled law enforcement to shut I-81 South amongst Exit 23, Hiawatha Boulevard and Exit 21 Catawba Road until eventually 6:20 a.m., in accordance to the state Office of Transportation.

Syracuse law enforcement are still investigating the crash. Malinowski, the police spokesman, said it is as well early to say what could have contributed to the crash.

“The investigation is energetic and ongoing,” he claimed.

Pontello grew up in the Syracuse spot and graduated in 2011 from West Genesee Substantial Faculty, in accordance to his obituary.

He labored as a mechanic for the West Genesee Central Faculty District for the previous six years, and was also president of The Existence of Harmony Motorcycle Club, a member of American Poolplayers Association and attained his black belt at Tearney’s Martial Arts, his obituary reported.

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