Crash kills motorcyclist in Holtsville: Police

HOLTSVILLE, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a crash that killed a motorcyclist along Rt. 83 (North Ocean Avenue) in Holtsville late Saturday night.

"Luis Cancio was driving a 2021 Volkswagen Atlas eastbound on Fairview Avenue, attempting to make a left turn onto Country Road 83, when his vehicle was struck by a 2021 Ducati motorcycle traveling southbound on County Road 83 at approximately 11:25 p.m.," police said in a statement.

The operator of the motorcycle, Frank Shepard, 28, of Mount Sinai, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. Cancio, 41, of Glen Head, was not injured, police added.

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Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks.

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