Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist in Elwood last night.

A man was riding a 2021 Kawasaki westbound on Jericho Turnpike, east of Elwood Road, when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into a pole at 9:53 p.m.

The victim, 43, of East Northport, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.

The impact brought down power lines which forced a road closure so PSEG could respond to repair equipment and restore power to the area.