An off-duty New York City police officer from Baldwin was killed in a motorycle crash in Brooklyn this week.

The NYPD said Officer Royston Ferguson, 35, was riding a Ducati southbound on Rockaway Parkway when he crashed into a Kia Sorrento that was making a U-turn across the double yellow lines between Avenue J and Flatlands Avenue shortly after 7 p.m. Monday.

Officers who responded to the scene found Ferguson, who was ejected from the motorcycle, unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the roadway. The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The other driver, a 28-year-old woman, was taken to Kings County Hospital for treatment of neck and back pain. Two 3-year-old boys riding in her backseat were not injured.

NYPD’s Highway Unit’s Collision Investigation Squad is continuing the investigation, but the driver was not charged.

Ferguson, who was assigned to the patrol borough Brooklyn north command, would have celebrated his 10th year on the force in July.

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