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Motorcyclist dead after sideswipe by car

LINDENHURST - Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist in North Lindenhurst Monday morning.

Douglas Shapiro was northbound on North Wellwood Avenue when his cycle was sideswiped by a car driven by Maria Martinez, 38, of West Babylon, at 8:05 a.m.

Shapiro, 45, of Lindenhurst, who was thrown from his motorcycle, was transported to local hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead. Martinez was not injured.

This investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone who has information to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152.