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West Hempstead crash kills motorcyclist, Nassau police say

Nassau County police investigate a fatal accident that

Nassau County police investigate a fatal accident that occurred about 12:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Morton Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead. Credit: Paul Mazza

A motorcycle driver was killed in a crash with a Mercedes-Benz early Monday in West Hempstead, Nassau County police said.

Christopher Louros, 22, of Franklin Square, was pronounced dead at a hospital after the crash at 12:08 a.m. at Hempstead Turnpike and Morton Avenue, police said.

Louros was driving a 2006 Suzuki west on the turnpike when the driver of a Mercedes 350, also traveling west, made a U-turn, “causing both vehicles to impact,” police said in a news release.

The Mercedes then struck a unoccupied parked 2005 Honda Pilot, police said.

Homicide Squad detectives are investigating, and no charges are pending against the driver of the Mercedes, a man, 45, according to police. The driver of the Mercedes was not injured.

Police said both vehicles were impounded for safety inspections.

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