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Drunk driver kills motorcyclist on LIE in Fresh Meadows: NYPD

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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:59 am

A 63-year-old motorcyclist was killed when a drunk, unlicensed driver smashed into him on the Long Island Expressway by 169th Street on Monday night, police said.

Juan Moncada of 201st Street in Hollis was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was riding his 2005 Honda Rebel in the westbound LIE's center lane around 11:15 p.m. when a 2005 Nissan Altima driven by Korey Cox, 27, veered over from the left lane and hit him, according to the NYPD.

The motorcycle slid on the highway, hitting the guard rail on the highway's north side. The crash's impact launched Moncada off the Rebel.

Cox's car kept moving until it hit the fence separating the LIE from its service road.

The driver, who lives in Coram, LI, was arrested. He wasn't injured in the crash at all.

Cox was 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.

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