Motorcyclist dead after crash on Route 39 in Hanover

HANOVER, N.Y. (WIVB) – A motorcyclist from Forestville died in a crash Friday evening.

A car that was stopped on Hanover Road at Route 39 then went through the intersection, according to Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies. The car, driven by Dawn Clayburg, 57, of Tonawanda, was in a collision with another car, driven by a man from Westfield.

The second car hit a motorcycle driven by William Wagner, 61, who was seriously hurt, according to deputies.

Starflight brought Wagner to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, where he died later in the evening.

Deputies charged Clayburg for failing to yield the right of way. The crash is still under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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