A 27-year-old man died Monday after his motorcycle collided with a school bus on Merrick Road, police said.
At 7:57 a.m., the man, identified by police as Diony Antonio Lopez of Freeport, was riding a 2012 Honda motorcycle eastbound on Merrick Road when he collided with an Atlantic Express Transportation school bus that was making a left onto Merrick Road from Lancaster Avenue.
Lopez was transported to South Nassau Communities Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 8:40 a.m. by hospital staff. The 64-year-old female bus driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 23 children, ages 5 through 14, aboard the bus were not injured. The investigation is ongoing.
Editor's note: This story was update on Oct. 7 at 9:12 p.m. with the identity of the deceased.