Fatal Auto Accident In Inwood

The Fourth Squad reports the details of a fatal auto accident that occurred on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:50 a.m. in Inwood.

According to detectives, Melisa Harris, 31, of Far Rockaway, and her 41-year-old female passenger were operating a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle west on Sheridan Boulevard when she lost control and struck a telephone pole. The operator suffered head/facial trauma, a right wrist fracture, a right femur fracture and was transported to Jamaica hospital in a Nassau County Police Ambulance for treatment.

Harris was pronounced deceased by a staff physician at 4:15 a.m. The female passenger suffered a concussion and was transported by the Inwood Fire Department to a local area hospital for treatment of her injuries. She is listed in stable condition. The motorcycle was impounded for a safety check. There is no apparent criminality. The investigation is ongoing.

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