One person has died and another was injured after a motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon in the town of Brutus.

According to the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office, Kenneth Banner, 62, of Weedsport was driving the motorcycle southbound on Shepherd Road in Brutus. Witnesses told the sheriff's office that the motorcycle was going slow before it suddenly accelerated, went off the road and struck a tree. 

Banner died while being transported to Upstate University Hospital. 

A passenger, Roberta Banner, 61, of Weedsport, was transported to Upstate University Hospital by ambulance. Her condition is unknown.

Authorities say an investigation into the crash is pending.

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