A motorcycle crash claimed the life of a 23-year-old man in Huntington early Monday morning, June 13. Suffolk County police said officers responded to report of a man laying on the ground next to a motorcycle at 4:10 a.m.
Investigators said Benjamin Koche, of Centerport, was riding a Honda motorcycle eastbound on Route 25A when he apparently failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and struck a pole just east of Carley Avenue. He was pronouned dead at the scene.
Koches death marks the fifth fatal motorcycle crash on Long Island in the past 5 weeks. Second Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8252.