Simon Tavarez, 25, Deceased

Published on May 20, 2020, 8:16 am
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On Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at approximately 0443 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision, involving a motorcyclist, struck near the intersection of Bruckner Boulevard and White Plains Road, within the confines of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed an unconscious and unresponsive 25-year-old male motorcyclist, lying on the roadway with severe trauma about the body.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, where he was pronounced deceased.

Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined a 43-year-old female was operating a 2019 Toyota Corolla, traveling westbound on Bruckner Boulevard, when she inadvertently struck (rear-ended) the 25-year-old male’s Yamaha motorcycle. The motorcyclist fell to the roadway and under her vehicle, and was then dragged for a distance before coming to a rest.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and the investigation remains ongoing.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.

Simon Tavarez
424 Morris Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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