Off-duty officer killed in Queens motorcycle crash
NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty police officer has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Queens.
It happened on the westbound Belt Parkway near the Queens-Nassau border at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday.
Authorities say 42-year-old Marc St. Arromand was riding to work when he went down on his 2011 Yamaha motorcycle near Merrick Boulevard. He then collided with a metal guard rail and was struck by a vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
The officer was a member of the department’s highway patrol unit in Brooklyn.
Mayor Bill de Blasio offered his condolences to the officer’s family, calling his death a “very painful day for all of us”