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Michael Proctor of Bay Shore, charged in motorcycle crash that killed wife, told cops he hit bump before bike went down

Michael Proctor, 26, is charged with driving while

Michael Proctor, 26, is charged with driving while intoxicated in the death of Megan Proctor, 26, of Bay Shore, police said. The husband and wife are seen here in an undated photo. Credit: Chris Pavlat

The Bay Shore man charged with driving while intoxicated after his motorcycle crashed Sunday said a bump caused the accident that killed his wife and passenger, court documents show.

"I was riding my 2000 Kawasaki heading home with Megan on Sunrise Highway I went to get off and hit a bump, the rear tire slipped and I went down," Michael Proctor told police, according to court documents. "I had 2 or 3 beers earlier."

Proctor, 26, of Bay Shore suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the crash, which police said happened about 12:30 a.m. at the Robert Moses Causeway exit in West Islip.

His wife, Megan, also 26, who was a passenger on the bike, was taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Records show Proctor was arraigned at the hospital and is being held on $200,000 bond or $100,000 cash.

Proctor remained hospitalized at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip Wednesday, a spokeswoman confirmed.

His condition was not available.

The couple were married for two years and had moved back to Long Island from North Carolina.

They celebrated their anniversary a week ago, family members said.

Proctor's next court date is scheduled for Oct. 19.


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