HAWTHORNE - Friends and family of an Ossining father are in shock tonight after the 54-year-old lost control of his motorcycle and died, leaving two children behind.

The accident happened Saturday on Route 9A in Hawthorne near the intersection of Browns Lane.

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Police say they're still investigating the cause of the crash that killed Robert Vasquez and whether speed was a factor.

The Westchester County Medical Examiner told News 12 that he plans to perform an autopsy on Vasquez tomorrow for more clues on the cause of his tragic death.

Two weeks ago, two people were seriously injured in another crash on Route 9A less than a mile away.