Motorcyclist Killed in North Babylon Crash

A Brentwood man was fatally injured Monday night on Sunrise Highway.

A Brentwood man was killed Monday night in North Babylon when he was ejected from his motorcycle during a crash and then, ran over by another vehicle, Suffolk County Police detectives said.

According to a police press release, Yannis F. Valencia was operating his 2006 Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on Sunrise Highway, west of Route 231 in North Babylon at a high rate of speed, when he attempted to change lanes. His motorcycle was said to have struck the rear of a 2003 International flatbed tow truck, and Valencia, 28, was ejected from his motorcycle onto the roadway at 7:05 p.m. He was then ran over by an eastbound vehicle whose driver did not stop. 

Valencia, of Glenmore Avenue, Brentwood, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the flatbed, Ricardo Carter, 54, of Newham Avenue, Brentwood, was not injured in the crash.

The vehicle that left the scene was described as a small SUV-type vehicle.

The motorcycle was impounded for safety checks, and the tow truck was examined at the scene by the Suffolk County Police Motor Carrier Safety Unit.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information, who may have witnessed the crash and who has not been interviewed, to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.


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