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Motorcyclist Killed in Crash Identified


Suffolk County Police identified the motorcyclist killed in Sunday night's motor vehicle crash at Jericho Turnpike and Park Avenue, Huntington.

Matias Banegas, 23, of 5 Swezey St., Patchogue, has been identified as the motorcyclist killed in the motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Park Avenue in Huntington on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Sunday evening, Karen Brandine, 53, of Huntington Station was driving her 2011 Toyota Camry southbound on Park Ave. and was making a left turn onto eastbound Jericho Turnpike in Huntington. A male motorcyclist, operating a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle, was traveling northbound on Park Ave. and crashed into the Toyota in the intersection. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.

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