Lockport man killed in motorcycle accident

MACHIAS, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man from Lockport was killed while riding his motorcycle on Rt. 242 this weekend.

Larry Choops, 47, struck a car driven by Laura Howard-Raska when she failed to stop at the intersection at Bakerstand Rd.

Chopps was ejected from his motorcycle and taken to Olean General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

James Fink, 67, of Gasport, was also thrown off his motorcycle when he also collided with Howard-Raska’s car. He was treated and released.

Howard-Radka was ticketed for speeding, failure to stop for a stop sign, and failure to yield the right of way.

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