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Centereach motorcyclist dies after crash, Suffolk police say

A crash on Smithtown Avenue near Second Street

A crash on Smithtown Avenue near Second Street in Ronkonkoma on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, left a motorcyclist dead, Suffolk County police said. Credit: Stringer News Service

A motorcyclist died Saturday night in a crash in Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County police said.

Police said Richard Schmansky, 58, of Centereach, was traveling south on Smithtown Avenue near Second Street when his 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle collided with a 2001 Nissan Altima that was also southbound.

Schmansky was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The driver of the Nissan, Jamese Chetuck, 22, of Coram, remained at the scene and was not injured, police said.

Both vehicles were impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

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