For Immediate Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Incident: Sanitation Worker Killed When Struck by Motorcycle
Location: In Front of 129 Long Island Ave., Yaphank
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12:13 p.m.
***UPDATE*** The motorcyclist who was critically injured in a crash in Yaphank today has been identified as Blaise Porter, 26, of Yaphank. Below is the original release. Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a sanitation worker today. Marlon Jovel was picking up garbage in front of 129 Long Island Ave. when he was struck by a 1992 Suzuki motorcycle traveling westbound on Long Island Avenue at a high rate of speed. Jovel, 31, of Brentwood, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead. The motorcyclist, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was also transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. The motorcycle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 18-526008
Suffolk County Police Department

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