Aug. 19, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
Two men are dead after the ATV bike they were riding collided with a semi-trailer truck in Long Island City early Friday.
The victims, who police say were in their 30s, plowed into the side of the truck at Queens Plaza South and Jackson Avenue at around 1:50 a.m.
The bike riders were traveling at a high rate of speed and against traffic when they hit the truck, police said.
EMS pronounced one of the victims dead at the scene while the other man died later at Cornell Hospital, police said.
The driver of the truck stayed at the crash site and was not injured. He was seen speaking to police at the scene at around 6:50 a.m.
There was a heavy police presence at Queens Plaza South this morning and the roadway was closed off to traffic for at least 5 hours.
The victims’ identities have not yet been released, pending family notification.