Bellport,NY: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at approximately 5:40 p.m.
Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist in Bellport today.
Tyler Joseph LeBron was riding a 2004 Suzuki eastbound on Montauk Highway when he lost control of his motorcycle, crossed over the highway and struck a utility pole at approximately 5:40 p.m.
LeBron, 23, of Mastic, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
Ridge,NY: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at approximately 11:20 a.m.
Suffolk County Police today arrested a man after he initiated a crash driving a stolen vehicle that killed five people in Ridge.
Jamel Turner, 23, of Bellport, was driving a stolen 2018 Camaro eastbound on Route 25, west of Woodlot Road when he crashed into a 2012 Mazda, also traveling eastbound at approximately 11:20 a.m. The Camaro then struck an oil truck traveling westbound and the Mazda struck a 1999 Infiniti traveling eastbound.
Lonidell Skinner, 19, of Bellport, was a passenger in the Camaro and was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Turner was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
All four people in the Mazda were pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The driver of the oil truck was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Infiniti was not injured.
Major Case Unit detectives charged Turner with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree and False Personation. Turner also was charged with an outstanding warrant. Additional charges are anticipated.
The names of the four people who died in the crash are being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
The investigation is continuing.
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SHIRLEY, NY : Monday, January 29, 2018, at approximately 2:15 a.m.
Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a one-car crash that killed a Patchogue New York man last night.
Ali Gaith was driving a 2006 BMW sedan southbound on William Floyd Parkway when he apparently lost control of his vehicle at approximately 2:15 a.m. on January 29. The BMW struck a utility pole in front of 539 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY. Gaith, 31, of 42 Pearl St., was pronounced at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Medical Examiner.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.