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Joel McClain ID’d as motorcyclist in fatal crash

Police said a motorcyclist was killed in an

Police said a motorcyclist was killed in an accident at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and South Hewlett Avenue in Merrick shortly before 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Credit: Bill Kelly

A 23-year-old Freeport man was killed Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a car on Sunrise Highway in Merrick, Nassau County police said Monday.

Police identified the victim as Joel McClain and said he was pronounced dead at the scene by Emergency Medical Services personnel from the Merrick Fire Department. The driver of the car, identified only as a 68-year-old man, and his two female passengers were all transported to a hospital for what police described as “trauma services.” The driver was not charged.

Police said that McClain was eastbound on Sunrise Highway on his 2005 Yamaha when the motorcycle collided with the 2015 Lexus, which was making a left turn on to Hewlett Avenue from westbound Sunrise. The crash occurred at 4:42 p.m.

Both vehicles were impounded for brake and safety inspections. Police said the investigation is continuing.

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