A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a suspected drunk driver on the Long Island Expressway near 169th Street in Fresh Meadows.
Motorcyclist Killed in DWI Crash on Long Island Expressway in Fresh Meadows
63-year-old motorcyclist Juan Moncada was killed in a crash involving a suspected drunk driver on the Long Island Expressway near 169th Street in Fresh Meadows last Monday, July 29.
Moncada was riding a 2005 Honda Rebel westbound in the center lane of the Long Island Expressway at around 11:15 p.m. when a 2005 Nissan Altima being driven by 27-year-old Korey Cox crossed over from the left lane and crashed into him, according to the NYPD.
Moncada’s bike slid along the highway before crashing into a guardrail on the north side of the expressway, ejecting him from the motorcycle. Cox’s vehicle continued traveling before striking a fence that separates the expressway from a service road.
Cox was not injured in the crash. He was arrested and has been charged with refusal to take a breath test, driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by alcohol, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, driving without a license and aggravated unlicensed operation.
Moncada was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.