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Two motorcyclists killed in Astoria collision

Sept 15, 2013 By Christian Murray

Two longtime friends died following a motorcycle accident in Astoria on Saturday.

The friends — Michael Fernandez, 32, and Jennifer Manthorne, 36 — were on the same motorcycle when they crashed into the back of a SUV, as the SUV was making made a U-turn in front of them on 20th Ave. near 24th St. at about 4:30 p.m., police said.

Fernandez, who was in control of the bike, clipped the SUV as he was trying to pass it.

The riders were thrown from the bike and died on the scene.

The driver of the SUV, a 56-year-old woman, was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, police said.

Fernandez and Manthorne grew up together but were not romantically involved, according to the Daily News.

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