N. Babylon man, 42, dies in motorcycle crash

Suffolk County police said an investigation is continuing Suffolk County police said an investigation is continuing after a motorcyclist was killed Monday when he collided with a sport utility vehicle on Montauk Highway in East Patchogue at about 10 p.m. (June 11, 2012) Photo Credit: Robert Garofalo

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The motorcyclist who was killed Monday night when he collided with a sport utility vehicle on Montauk Highway in East Patchogue has been identified as Elliot B. Smith, 42, of North Babylon, police said.

Suffolk County police said the crash occurred at the intersection of Sills Road at about 10 p.m. Police said Smith, riding a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle, was headed westbound on Montauk Highway when a 1998 Ford Explorer, being driven eastbound in the left lane by Marie Volpe, 20, of Center Moriches, collided with him.

Police originally said Smith was 41.

Both drivers were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center by North Patchogue Fire Department Rescue. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the East Patchogue hospital. Volpe suffered what police described as "non-life-threatening" injuries.

It was not immediately clear if Volpe was admitted to the hospital -- or if she was treated and released.

No charges have been filed.

Police said both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing Tuesday.

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