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Update: Police ID victim of motorcycle crash as Maxwell Tuthill

UPDATE (9:30 a.m., Aug. 11: The victim of the early morning motorcycle crash on Hubbard Avenue was Maxwell Tuthill, Riverhead Town police confirmed Saturday.

Mr. Tuthill, 23, was a 2012 graduate of Riverhead High School.

Police did not have any additional information on the crash.

Original Story (Aug. 10): A motorcyclist was killed after striking a tree on Hubbard Avenue just past midnight Friday, according to Riverhead Town police.

The 23-year-old, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin, was rushed to Peconic Bay Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.

Police responded to the accident on Hubbard Avenue in the area of Jackson Street at 12:12 a.m. The motorcyclist was driving a 1998 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on Hubbard Avenue when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree, police said.

The motorcycle was impounded for a safety check. Anyone with information who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact Riverhead police at 631-727-4500.

Photo caption: Maxwell Tuthill. (Facebook)