EAST ELMHURST — A motorcyclist killed on Astoria Boulevard was identified by police Tuesday as 27-year-old Dean Mackey, of the Steinway section of Astoria.
Mackey had been riding a Yamaha motorcycle eastbound near 90th Street at about 6:45 a.m. last Thursday when he was killed, according to the NYPD.
According to police, Mackey passed a Dodge Caravan and got in front of it, then he slowed down and was rear-ended.
The 18-year-old driver of the Caravan remained at the scene of the crash, the NYPD said.
Mackey was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
No criminality is suspected in the accident, and Tuesday police said the investigation remained ongoing.
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