Suffolk County police investigate the scene where a motorcyclist was...

Suffolk County police investigate the scene where a motorcyclist was killed in a crash at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway and East Suffolk Avenue in Islandia on Friday morning. Credit: Tom Lambui

An Islandia motorcyclist was killed Friday morning when he was ejected from his cycle in a crash on Route 454, Veterans Memorial Highway, in Islandia, Suffolk police said.

Joshua Taylor was driving a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle east on Veterans Memorial Highway when the 66-year-old driver of a 2019 Hino box truck going west attempted to make a U-turn at the intersection of East Suffolk Avenue in front of the motorcycle. Taylor, 20, hit the brakes and the motorcycle skidded on the pavement, causing him to be ejected, Suffolk County police said.

Taylor, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the box truck was not hurt.

Police said the crash occurred around 7:35 a.m. and the intersection was closed for an investigation. The road has since reopened.

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.

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