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Selden Teen Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist in Selden last night.

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Selden, NY - September 4th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist in Selden last night.

Daniel O’Brien, 19, was operating a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on Route 25, west of Boyle Road in Selden, when he crashed into a 2006 Ford Freestyle that was traveling westbound on Route 25 and attempting to make a left turn into a shopping center located at 1070 Route 25.

O’Brien, of Selden, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The driver of the Ford, Glenda Chan, 52, of Selden, was uninjured in the crash.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who has information about the crash to contact the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.