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Fatal motorcycle crash shuts down BQE

A man was killed in a crash on the BQE Monday morning. (Air11)

GREENPOINT, Brooklyn — A motorcyclist was killed Monday morning when a man driving an SUV smashed into him on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

The victim, who was in his 20’s, was driving westbound on the BQE when he was killed at Morgan Avenue around 4:10 a.m, police said. The driver of the 2007 Suburban that hit him stayed on the scene.

No criminality is suspected, but the police Highway Unit will conduct an investigation.

All lanes of the westbound BQE were closed at Morgan Ave for several hours. Lanes were reopened shortly before 7:30 a.m. Commuters are being advised to expect residual delays.