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35-Year-Old Patchogue Motorcyclist Killed After Crashing Into Tree In Port Jefferson

The intersection of Sheep Pasture Road and Willis Avenue in Port Jefferson.
The intersection of Sheep Pasture Road and Willis Avenue in Port Jefferson. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A 35-year-old man was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a tree on Long Island.

It happened at about 6:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 in Port Jefferson.

Jason Russo, of Patchogue, was operating a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound on Sheep Pasture Road near Willis Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a tree, Suffolk County Police said.

Russo was transported to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead.

The motorcycle was impounded for a safety check. 

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652. 

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