QUEENS — An off-duty NYPD officer was killed in a motorcycle crash on the Belt Parkway, prompting the closure of the westbound lanes and a nearby highway Thursday morning.
It happened around 6:30 a.m. on the westbound Belt Parkway along Merrick Boulevard near the Queens-Nassau County border.
According to police, Marc St. Arromand, 42, was on his way to work when lost control of a 2011 Yamaha motorcycle and crashed. He was taken to Franklin General Hospital and was pronounced dead.
Mayor Bill de Blasio offered his condolences to the officer's family, calling his death a "very painful day for all of us"