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A 22-year-old motorcycle driver and his 20-year-old female passenger died after they crashed into a van, police said
Officers responding to a 911 call found the motorcycle driver and the woman unconscious and unresponsive in a roadway in Queens
The driver of the van remained at the scene and refused medical attention
A 22-year-old motorcycle driver and his 20-year-old female passenger died after they crashed into a van while driving the wrong way down a one-way street, police said.
The man, identified by police as Steven Goddard, of Queens, was driving the 2018 Suzuki DRZ motorcycle south on 43rd Avenue in Sunnyside early Saturday morning with the woman on the back of the motorcycle when he struck a Ford E-250 van traveling north on the avenue, the NYPD said.
Officers responding to a 911 call found the motorcycle driver and the woman, identified as Amy Gutierrez, unconscious and unresponsive in the roadway near 38th Street with severe body trauma around 3:35 a.m., police said.
Goddard and Gutierrez were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where they were pronounced dead, according to police.
Police say Goddard was traveling at a high speed in the wrong direction down the one-way street.
The 27-year-old man driving the Ford van stayed at the scene and refused medical attention, the NYPD said.
No one has been arrested, and an investigation is ongoing.