BELLPORT, NY — Two men were killed when a van driver rammed into the dirt bike the victims were on Thursday morning, police said.
Keenen King, 19, and Anthony Garriques, 20, were both on a dirt bike on Montauk Highway around 10:15 a.m. when Christopher Bouchard allegedly hit them, police said. He had allegedly been pursuing the men on the dirt bike because the two had stolen his brother's dirt bike three hours earlier.
Bouchard tried to load the stolen bike into his van and abandon the victims at the scene.
Witnesses at the scene worked to stop Bouchard from getting away.
King was killed in the crash and Garriques was critically injured, officials said. He spent hours fighting for his life at Stony Brook Hospital where he eventually succumbed to his injuries.
Bouchard was taken into custody. He was charged with reckless endangerment A passenger in the van was also taken into custody.