Police charge unlicensed driver in fatal motorcycle crash

Police charge unlicensed driver in fatal motorcycle crash

File photo

A young Kings Park man was killed in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning when he collided with a minivan, whose driver was charged with driving without a license.

The Suffolk County Police Department said Christopher Colella, 26, was riding a blue 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600 south on Indian Head Road in Commack when a 1999 Chevrolet Venture turned in front of him and he struck the vehicle.

The minivan had been making a left turn from the northbound side of Indian Head Road onto Somers Lane shortly before 7 a.m.

Colella was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The minivan’s driver, Marino Guillen, a 57-year-old Brentwood resident, was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and was treated for minor injuries at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown.

Attorney information for the defendant was not immediately available.

Police impounded both vehicles for safety checks.

Detectives from the SCPD’s 4th Squad are investigating the crash.