Off-duty NYPD officer killed in motorcycle crash on Belt Parkway

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.

NYPD Officer Marc St. Arromand, 42, was killed in an accident. (NYPD

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"

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