Preliminary investigation determined that a 2015 BMW Motorcycle was traveling southbound on I-87, in the center lane, at a high rate of speed. A 2017 Volkswagon Jetta was also southbound in the center lane near mile marker 3.7, ahead of the BMW.
The driver of the Jetta, Raymond G. Gonzalez, 40, of Princeton, NJ, observed the motorcycle approaching from behind and attempted to change into the right lane. The operator of the BMW, Juan A. Rosario-Tiburcio, 36, of Newark, NJ, attempted to pass the Jetta on the right and collided with the passenger side of the vehicle causing him to be ejected from his motorcycle.
Rosario-Tiburcio and was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to the Westchester Medical Examiner's Office, pending an autopsy.
Gonzalez was not injured as a result of the accident.
The State Police were assisted on scene by Troop K BCI and CRU (Collision Reconstruction Unit), Yonkers PD, Westchester County, Empress EMS, and County Towing.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.