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20 July 2021
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Carla A. DiRienzo
Troop T Commander

PRESS RELEASE

Yonkers, NY – On July 19, 2021, at approximately 8:20 p.m., State Police responded to a serious personal injury crash that occurred on I-87 southbound, in the area of mile marker 2.2, in the city of Yonkers.

A preliminary investigation determined that Michael P. Pereira, 30, of Bronx, NY, was operating a 2018 Honda motorcycle in the center lane behind another vehicle, described as a black SUV.  The SUV slowed down for an unknown reason and the motorcycle changed to the right lane.  At that time the SUV also changed lanes to the right lane and slowed abruptly in order to take the Exit 4 off ramp.  Pereira was unable to avoid the collision and struck the back of the SUV, which continued to take the exit onto Midland Avenue.

Pereira was ejected from his motorcycle, sustaining serious injuries.  He was transported to New York Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Based on witness accounts and a Westchester County Police Department LPR (License Plate Reader) camera, a still photo of the suspect vehicle was captured.  The suspect vehicle was determined to be a black Honda Pilot between a 2009-2015 model.  The Pilot has extensive damage to the back end and a broken rear windshield.

The crash is still being investigated.  State Police are requesting that if anyone witnessed the incident or has information on the suspect vehicle, to please contact Investigator Juskin at SP Hawthorne at 914-742-6395.