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Scooter rider killed after crash with truck, cops say

Police investigate after a rider on a scooter

Police investigate after a rider on a scooter crashed head-on into a truck in East Shoreham Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, and died at the scene, Suffolk police said. Photo Credit: Thomas J. Lambui

A man on a scooter crashed head-on into a truck in East Shoreham Tuesday and died at the scene, Suffolk police said.

The rider was heading east on North Country Road, then veered into the path of an oncoming, westbound Dodge Ram truck, police said.

The truck’s driver, Kenneth Staufer, 45, of Shoreham, was not injured and remained at the scene, police said.

No criminality was involved in the crash, which happened just before 2 p.m. near Valentine Road, police said.

Details about the victim were withheld pending notification of next of kin, police said.

The Dodge Ram and the scooter were impounded for safety checks and the investigation continues, police said.

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