Motorcyclist Douglas Shapiro killed in crash, police say
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Suffolk County police are investigating a two-vehicle accident Monday morning that killed a motorcyclist in North Lindenhurst.
Douglas Shapiro, 45, of Lindenhurst, was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip after being thrown from his 2013 BMW motorcycle about 8 a.m. on Wellwood Avenue near Fifth Street, police said.
Shapiro was riding north on Wellwood when he was sideswiped by a 2007 Chrysler, driven by Maria Martinez, 38, of West Babylon, police said.
Martinez was neither issued a ticket nor arrested, police said.
Anyone with information can call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.
With John Valenti