On August 31st, 2019 at approximately 11:05 PM Joseph Montano, 29 of New York City, was traveling eastbound on the Southern State Parkway on a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle near exit 16 (Franklin Avenue) in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County. Montano was traveling at a high rate of speed and struck the rear of a 2003 Lincoln Navigator, traveling eastbound on the Southern State Parkway, and then struck a 2014 BMW which was entering the Southern State Parkway from Franklin Avenue eastbound. Montano was ejected and transported to Mercy Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. No other injuries sustained in the other two vehicles.
The New York State Police is requesting that anyone who may have witnessed this collision contact State Police Troop “L” Headquarters at (631)756-3300. All calls will remain confidential.