QUEENS, NY – A funeral director covering extra shifts for his coronavirus-stricken boss became the second motorcyclist to die on the Cross Island Parkway in a three-day period late last month, the Queens Chronicle reports.
Kevin Stout, a 57-year-old resident of Whitestone, was riding his Harley-Davidson northbound the evening of April 28 when he lost control of his vehicle near Exit 36 South. Police report that he struck the median, causing blunt force trauma to the head. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene.
Stout’s boss Thomas Boland, owner of Thomas F. Boland Funeral Parlor in College Point, remembered him fondly, saying that he was instrumental in handling the facility’s increased volume due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, especially when Boland himself contracted the disease.
“Kevin helped in all those calls,” he told the Chronicle. “College Point was hit. Bayside Whitestone, people from other neighborhoods were calling, and even though we’re in College Point they were coming to us.”
Stout was the second motorcyclist to die on the CIP in three days. Off-duty NYPD officer Richard Holt was killed in an incident involving illegal street racers, as we previously reported.
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