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Motorcyclist Dies in Fatal Collision with Prison Bus

By Jess Wisloski | May 17, 2012 10:22pm
Hunts Point Station on Monday, March 8th.
Hunts Point Station on Monday, March 8th.
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HUNTS POINT — A motorcyclist collided that with a Department of Corrections bus filled with inmates Thursday night was pronounced dead on the scene, officials said. 

Rescuers from the FDNY responded to an 8:02 p.m. 911 call reporting a crash that had occurred at Oak Point Avenue and Hunts Point Avenue in the Bronx.

The motorcyclist was identified as Raylin Heredia-Delacruz, 23, who lived on Washington Avenue in Fordham.

Heredia-Delacruz's motorcycle smashed into the bus, which had 11 inmates and 2 staff on board, around 8 p.m, police said.

It was not immediately clear how the collision occurred, but no criminality was suspected, police said. An investigation is ongoing.

The bus originated from the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center, an 800-bed prison barge located in the water, with a nearby entrance in Hunts Point.

The responders determined the cyclist was deceased upon their arrival.

Sharman Stein, a spokeswoman for the Corrections department, said that inmates were being looked at in the prison, and two staffers had suffered minor injuries.

"They were all safey transfered to another DOC bus, they were taken back to the jail, where they are being checked for injuries," she said.

"Two staff are being seen at a local hospital," she added.