West Islip, NY - October 11, 2015 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a Bay Shore man for driving while intoxicated after his motorcycle crashed killing his wife early this morning.
Michael R. Proctor, 26, was operating a 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on Sunrise Highway in West Islip when he lost control of the motorcycle at Exit 41 at 12:30 a.m.
His wife, Megan Proctor, 26, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, was transported via ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Hospital in West Islip where she was pronounced dead. Michael Proctor was also transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Proctor was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He is scheduled to be arraigned at a later date.
The motorcycle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555.
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