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Motorcyclist, 44, dies in fatal crash in Bellmore

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A 44-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunrise Highway in Bellmore on Sunday afternoon.

According to Nassau County police, the man was riding a 2011 Harley Davidson westbound at 3:55 p.m., when while attempting to stop, the motorcycle dropped and slid into the rear of a gas tanker tractor trailer just east of Newbridge Road.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by a police medic; the gas tanker driver was taken to a hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, police said.

The tractor trailer has been examined and released to its owner, and the motorcycle was impounded for a brake and safety check.

Police are withholding the motorcyclist’s name, and the investigation is ongoing.