Helmet Law Protester Killed in Motorcycle Crash

A New York man riding his motorcycle in protest of the state's helmet law was killed after he flew over his motorcycle's handlebars and hit his head on the asphalt, police officials said.

Philip Contos, 55, was participating in the 11th annual Helmet Protest Run when he crashed at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Onandaga.

The Onandaga County chapter of American Bikers Aimed Towards Education, which organized the protest ride, said Contos' death will not affect the organization's stance on helmet laws.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by state police.