Authorities say Sipe was operating a homemade and unregistered motorcycle when he lost control, struck a guide rail and crashed. CORTLANDVILLE (WBNG) — New York State Police say Michael J. Sipe of Johnson City, NY is the victim in the crash. Sipe was transported to Lourdes Hospital by TLC Ambulance. Police say Sipe was pronounced dead at the scene. 6:46 P.M. UPDATE: The investigation is ongoing. CORTLANDVILLE (WBNG) — New York State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Cortlandville on Saturday night. Authorities are withholding the name of the victim until they notify the family. —– Police say the crash occurred on I-81 south in the town of Cortlandville. They added no other vehicles were involved. Stay with 12 News as we continue to monitor this developing story.