A motorcyclist crashed and died Friday night on Ocean Parkway just east of Gilgo Beach, state police said.

Steven Impellizzeri, 23, of North Babylon was traveling west at a high speed when he crashed about 7:30 p.m., police said. He was thrown from his motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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The high winds on the parkway may have contributed to the accident, police said.

Ocean Parkway was closed for three hours as police investigated the fatality.