A 27-year-old motorcyclist from Freeport was killed in a crash with a school bus with nearly two dozen children aboard in Baldwin on Monday morning.

Nassau County police said Diony Antonio Lopez was riding a Honda motorcycle eastbound on Merrick Road when he collided with an Atlantic Express Transportation school bus at the corner of Lancaster Avenue shortly before 8 a.m.

The motorcyclist was taken to South Nassau Communities Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

The 64-year-old woman driving the bus was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The 23 children, ages 5 through 14, aboard the bus were not injured.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.


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