MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx (WABC) -- A motorcycle rider was killed after being ejected off the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.
Officials say the rider crashed heading westbound on the expressway just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The victim landed in a wooded area at Brook Avenue and East 135th Street and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities reported.
NewsCopter7 was over the scene at Willis Avenue. Police initially shut down the entire expressway to investigate the accident.
Investigators have moved down under the highway on Brook Avenue. Two lanes of the Major Deegan Expressway have been reopened.
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