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Cops: Motorcyclist dies in crash with car

Suffolk County Police Department Seventh Squad detectives and

Suffolk County Police Department Seventh Squad detectives and crime scene investigators probe the scene of an accident where a motorcycle and car collided at Floyd Road and Essex Circle in Shirley, according to officials. One person was taken to the hospital and died, police said. (Sept. 20, 2012) Credit: Fire Photo News

A motorcyclist died after a collision with a car at a Shirley intersection Thursday evening, police said.

Francis Start Jr., 24, of Shirley, was riding a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle west on Floyd Road at 6:25 p.m., Suffolk police said. Joseph Viccora, 47, of Shirley, who was driving a 1987 Mercury east on Floyd, was making a left turn onto Essex Circle and the vehicles crashed, police said.

Start was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Viccora was not injured.

Detectives asked that anyone with information about the crash call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.

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