Motorcyclist dies after crashing into state transportation truck on Long Island


BOHEMIA, LONG ISLAND, NY – A motorcyclist died following a collision with a dump truck in Suffolk County early Friday morning, according to Newsday.

The accident took place on Veterans Memorial Highway in Bohemia at about 2:08 a.m. Suffolk County Police said the driver of a New York Department of Transportation Mack dump truck was there blocking traffic for a road closure due to repairs to utility poles.

34-year-old Andrew Phillips was driving a Suzuki motorcycle eastbound and slammed into the dump truck. Phillips, a Central Islip resident, was pronounced dead later at Stony Brook University Hospital. The dump truck driver was not hurt.

A spokesman for the state DOT released a statement expressing sympathy to those affected by the crash while adding, “We are awaiting the results of the police investigation to understand the exact cause of the crash before commenting further.”

Police performed a safety check on the dump truck and also impounded the motorcycle for a safety check.  Anyone with further information regarding the incident was asked to contact Suffolk County Police.

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