NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Family and friends are mourning the loss of a Brooklyn couple who were killed in an early morning motorcycle crash.
Candles are now burning underneath the Gowanus Expressway for 30-year-old Jose Chevere and 24-year-old Jalissa Otero.
Around 2 a.m. Friday, the two were riding a Kawasaki motorcycle on the expressway in the area of 17th Street and 3rd Avenue when police said Chevere lost control around a turn and hit a cement wall.
The two flew off the bike and over the guard rail, landing on 17th Street nearly 36 feet below the elevated expressway, police said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.