A North Babylon man who worked as a teacher in the Bronx was killed Wednesday morning when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into an overpass in the Bronx.
Justin Bravo, 28, of 92 Liberty Ave. was riding a 2011 Suzuki motorcycle north on Mosholu Parkway near Jerome Avenue about 8 a.m., New York City police said, when the motorcycle collided with the concrete overpass.
Bravo was taken to Montefiore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.
Lakeisha Jemison, 32, of the Bronx, said she was friend of Bravo from their days as college students together at Stony Brook University.
"He was an incredible person. All he wanted to do was help and support people anyway he could," Jemison said. "He lived and was raised on Long Island, but it meant a lot to him to be able to work and help kids in the Bronx."
Jemison said Bravo, a history major at Stony Brook, was a middle school teacher, and often rode his motorcycle to work.