According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, a caller to the Sheriff’s 911 center reported that they had come across a motorcycle accident, with a man down, at State Highway mile marker 256, on Reeds Corners Road at approximately 12:19 a.m.
Sheriff Dougherty said that responding Deputies arrived on scene to find Kenneth Cleveland, 57, of Sparta, already deceased on the north shoulder of the roadway, next to his 2002 Honda Gold Wing Trike.
Preliminary investigation tells us that Cleveland was traveling northbound on State highway 256 when he failed to negotiate the turn onto Reeds Corners Rd.
However, the investigation into the accident is still ongoing. Assisting at the scene were Captain Brian Applin of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator Bradley Schneider, Sergeant Joseph Breu, and Deputies Michael Williams, Martin Herkimer and Arick Perkins. Sparta Center Fire Department and Dansville Fire Department were also on scene, as well as Coroner Rob Waltmam.