Rocky Point, NY - May 19th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a 54-year-old motorcyclist from Mastic.
Russell Pallace was operating a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Route 25A in Rocky Point when he sideswiped a 2009 Cadillac that was driven by Barry Drew, 44, causing minor damage to the Cadillac but no injury to the driver. Pallace fled the scene of the crash on his motorcycle and headed westbound on Route 25A. He then turned south on Rocky Point Road and attempted to pass other vehicles on the road when he lost control of the motorcycle. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a number of trees.
Pallace, of Patchogue Avenue, Mastic, was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcycle was impounded for safety checks.
The investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone who has any information about either of the crashes to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.
Incident: Motorcyclist Killed in Rocky Point Crash
Location: Rocky Point Road, South of Route 25A in Rocky Point
Date/Time: Sunday, May 18, 2014 at approximately 8:55 p.m.