It happened around 6 p.m. on the northbound Cross Island Parkway near Bell Boulevard.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2's 12/5 Sunday Afternoon Forecast
A source tells CBS2 the 34-year-old officer was riding a motorcycle, heading to work where he was assigned to the COVID-19 Response Team.
The officer was struck by a BMW that was allegedly speeding alongside a second vehicle.READ MORE: Strome, Panarin Lead Rangers To Win Over Blackhawks
The officer was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he died. His identity has not yet been released.
The second vehicle drove off after the crash. The driver of the BMW is in custody.MORE NEWS: New York Weather: CBS2’s 12/5 Sunday Morning Forecast
Police are searching for the second driver.