Nov. 10, 2018 By Christian Murray (Update)
Two Sunnyside residents are dead after the motorcycle they were riding on went down 43rd Avenue in the wrong direction and crashed into a van during the early hours Saturday, police said.
Police responded to a 911 call at about 3:35 a.m. about a collision in the vicinity of 43rd Avenue and 38th Street. They discovered Steven Goddard, a 22-year-old man who was riding a 2018 Suzuki DRZ motorcycle, and Amy Gutierrez, his 20-year-old passenger, unconscious and unresponsive on the roadway.
The pair were transported to Elmhurst Hospital and were both pronounced dead.
The police determined that the bike was travelling at a high rate of speed going in the wrong direction when it struck a red Ford E250 van, operated by a 27-year-old man. The driver remained on the scene and refused medical attention.
There are no arrests and the investigation remain ongoing.