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Teen Killed in Motorcycle Accident in New York

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A seventeen-year-old Long Island student was killed in a motorcycle accident on Thursday night. Grief counselors were present to console classmates.

Benjamin had been a student at Riverhead High School until his tragic death on Thursday night, according to school officials.

The teen, from Wading River, was riding his motorcycle west on Route 25A when he crashed with a car that was leaving a parking lot and struck an oncoming sports utility vehicle.

The other drivers were not injured in the accident. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motorcycle and both vehicles were impounded by police for safety checks.

190 people were killed annually in motorcycle accidents in New York, according to the latest statistics available from 2006.