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Passenger killed in Northern State Parkway motorcycle crash, police say

A motorcycle passenger was killed Tuesday night on the Northern State Parkway after the driver lost control and crashed into a center median in North Hills, State Police said.

Carina J. Castro Perez, 25, of Westbury, was taken to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, where she died from her injuries, police said.

The motorcycle driver, Jose U. Diaz Cruz, 26, also of Westbury, was treated at the same hospital for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.

“Currently, there are no criminal charges,” police said in a news release.

Police said Cruz and Perez, riding a 2006 Suzuki, were traveling east in the left lane of the roadway at 8:44 p.m. when Cruz lost control east of Exit 26N for New Hyde Park Road.

“The impact caused the ejection of both riders,” police said.

The parkway, which was closed for several hours,  was reopened before 3 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.

Police asked that anyone who saw the crash contact state police at 631-756-3300.

With Ellen Yan


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