HAWTHORNE - Memorial Day weekend turned deadly this afternoon on the Sprain Brook Parkway after a speeding motorcycle rammed into the back of the car.

The accident occurred one mile north of 287 southbound on the Sprain Brook Parkway at around 12:30 p.m.

Authorities say that the motorcyclist hit a red Mazda, causing it to spin out and strike the center guard rail. The car then came back across the lane and struck a second motorcycle.

Police believe the second motorcyclist, a 38-year-old man from New Jersey, died from impact after hitting a tree in the woods.

The first motorcyclist was seriously injured and taken to Westchester Medical Center.

The driver of the car, a 30-year-old Mamaroneck resident, received minor injuries.

State police are asking anyone with information to contact them.