Two men driving a stolen dirt bike on Long Island got into a serious accident that killed one of them when they were cut off by a minivan — apparently driven by the bike’s owner, police sources said.
“All evidence right now is that the van was pursuing the dirt bike,” a Suffolk County police source said. “The guys in the van had reported the dirt bike stolen.”
The two men on the dirt bike, ages 19 and 20, were traveling in the westbound lanes when the minivan, traveling in the opposite direction, cut across the double yellow line, apparently to block their path, sources said.
The dirt bike then slammed into the minivan, sending both men flying. One was killed and the other is in critical condition at Stony Brook University Medical Center, officials said.
The two men who were riding in the van were taken into custody at the scene, Suffolk County police said.
The driver of the van was identified as Mastic Beach resident Christopher Bouchard. He is expected to be charged later Thursday, police officials said.