Intersection of Peconic and Old Medford avenues named in honor of Chris White, killed in September

The corner of Peconic and Old Medford avenues in Medford has been renamed for Chris White.

The corner of Peconic and Old Medford avenues in Medford has been renamed for Chris White. (11/30/13)

MEDFORD - Town of Brookhaven officials have dedicated a Medford intersection in honor of a man killed in a tragic crash in September.

The corner of Peconic and Old Medford avenues has been renamed for Chris White. The 44-year-old was riding his motorcycle with a veterans' group escorting a 92-year-old World War II veteran to MacArthur Airport back in September when he was hit by a car.

White was pronounced dead at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. Police say the driver of the car, 55-year-old Paul Porrini of Selden, was high on drugs when he ran a red light and hit White and three other cars.

White's friends attended the dedication and said no one deserves the honor more than he does.
 

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