UPDATE: Police have identified the victim of Tuesday morning’s motorcycle crash as Leroy Quinton-Ferry, 38 of East Quogue.
Police are on the hunt for a hit and run driver who killed a motorcyclist during a crash in Riverside early Tuesday morning, July 12.
Southampton Town Police said Southampton Town Emergency Communications Division received several 911 calls at approximately 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday about a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on County Road 104, also known as Quogue Riverhead Road, near Pine Street.
Patrol officers responded along with New York State Troopers, Riverhead Fire Department, and Flanders Volunteer Ambulance, and found a deceased man laying in the road.
According to police, officers determined that the motorcyclist had not survived the crash, and that the driver who struck him had fled the scene.
Southampton Town Detectives were requested to respond and investigate the cause of the crash.
The identity of the motorcyclist is being withheld pending notification of the family, but he had been driving a white 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle northbound on Quogue Riverhead Road when he was struck by an SUV, which then fled heading eastbound from CR 104 on Pine Street.
Police are looking for a tan, early 2000s model SUV with passenger-side damage. Southampton Town Police initially reported the offending vehicle as a 2002 GMC Envoy, color tan.
Southampton Town Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to please contact them at 631-702-2230.
This is the second fatal hit and run in Riverside this year. In January, police reported that a driver in a box-style Jeep Cherokee SUV fled the scene after hitting and killing a homeless man on Flanders Road.