Motorcyclist dies after crashing into car

A motorcyclist was killed Thursday evening when he crashed into a car that was backing up into a home's driveway in Mastic Beach, Suffolk police said.

Thomas Smith, 25, of Mastic Beach, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Smith was operating a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle south on Longfellow Drive at 6:55 p.m., police said, just as Joseph Garraffa, 52, of Mastic Beach, was backing a 2012 Dodge into a driveway.


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Garraffa was not injured, police said.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks, police said.

Detectives asked that anyone with information on the crash contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.

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