Staten Island man, 35, dies in South Avenue motorcycle crash

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.— A Mariners Harbor man has died following a Friday morning motorcycle crash in Travis, according to the NYPD.

Kaiton Holden, 35, of Harbor Road, was transported to Staten Island University Hospital’s Ocean Breeze campus, where he was pronounced dead.

At 10:12 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision at 1200 South Avenue, within the confines of the 121 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed the 35-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to his head and body.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Holden was operating a 2021 Apollo RFZ 123cc, off road motorcycle on the sidewalk southbound on South Avenue when he lost control and was ejected from the bike, according to a release from the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Public Information. He then collided with a utility pole.

The investigation is ongoing by the New York City Police Department’s Collision Investigation Squad, according to a statement from a NYPD spokesperson.

South Ave.

Parts of South Ave. are closed off due to a motorcycle accident on Aug. 13, 2021. (Staten Island Advance/Alexandra Salmieri)

South Ave.

Parts of South Ave. are closed off due to a motorcycle accident on Aug. 13, 2021. (Staten Island Advance/Alexandra Salmieri)

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