A 26-year-old New Jersey man has been arrested in a Rosedale crash that killed a 30-year-old motorcyclist from Roosevelt, police said.
Kardeem Thomas, of Irvington, New Jersey, was arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of a crash that resulted in a death, police said. On July 12, police responded around 1:11 a.m. to a 911 call of a motor vehicle crash on the Laurelton Parkway near 133rd Avenue. Upon arrival, police observed Keith Salley Jr. lying on the roadway with trauma about the body.
EMS transported Salley to Franklin General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad determined that Salley was traveling northbound in the parkway’s right lane on a 2015 BMW motorcycle. As he was approaching 133rd Avenue, Thomas was driving a grey Kia sedan northbound on the parkway in the center lane.
Thomas attempted to change lanes from the center to right lane when he collided into Salley, who was ejected and came to rest on the roadway. Thomas was allegedly apprehended a short distance from the scene in Nassau County and taken into custody.