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Sep 14, 2010 5:59 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Motorcyclist killed in crash Sunday morning in Amagansett

Sep 14, 2010 5:59 PM

The body of an East Hampton man was discovered Sunday morning on the side of the road where he had crashed his motorcycle hours before, said East Hampton Police Chief Ed Ecker.

Django Brevard, 29, of Springs-Fireplace Road died after failing to navigate a turn on Abrahams Path about 50 to 100 feet north of Town Lane in Amagansett, police said. Chief Ecker said police believe the accident took place at around 3 a.m., but was not discovered until 10 a.m. when someone driving by discovered Mr. Brevard’s body on the side of the road near the woods. His 2011 Yamaha motorcycle was found in the woods, police said.

Chief Ecker said police are still investigating the crash to determine exactly what happened. He said the body was removed to the Suffolk County medical examiner’s office in Hauppauge, where an autopsy will be performed.

The chief said he believed Mr. Brevard was wearing a helmet. “I assume that he was,” he said. “There is no indication in the reports that he wasn’t.”

Mr. Brevard, who would have turned 30 in early October, worked at Indian Wells Tavern and had been working 
earlier that night, Chief Ecker said. He said police are trying 
to piece together a time line of Mr. Brevard’s actions after he 
left the bar that night.

“The whole thing is just sad,” Chief Ecker said. “Not just it having happened, but that nobody knew about it. There were no witnesses to the accident, but who knows how much traffic had gone by.”

Kevin Boles, co-owner of Indian Wells, said Mr. Brevard had worked for him since last summer and that he was an enthusiastic and agreeable employee.

“He never complained,” he said. “He started off on the day shifts and did whatever we asked him to do. He just wanted to be here, work and be a part of this.”

Mr. Boles said Mr. Brevard started working in the area about five years ago, and was previously a bartender and worked weddings at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk.

He said Mr. Brevard was a “gentleman,” who “would always shake your hand and always say good night.”

“He was a pleasure to have here,” he said. “I’m going to miss him a lot.”

Nikki Morales, one of Mr. Brevard’s co-workers at Indian Wells, echoed Mr. Boles’s opinion.

“He was just a sweetheart,” she said. “He really was.”

Mr. Brevard, who used the last name Malone, was originally from Dallas and was one of 10 children. He is survived by his father and mother, Sarah and Dedrick Malone; his grandparents Wazir and Aneesah Shaheed; nieces, aunts and uncles; and nine siblings, Sabrena Creary of Sag Harbor; Salena Franklin of Euless, Texas; Medina Juko of Keller, Texas; Wallas Brevard of Montauk; Tasleema Brevard and Mecca Brevard of Arlington, Texas; Jasmine Malone and Farod Brevard of East Hampton; and Dedrick Malone of Montauk.

A graveside funeral will be held for Mr. Brevard on Friday at 11 a.m. at Fort Hill Cemetery in Montauk. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.

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drove by there at 8 am. did not see a thing. i think i would have noticed a body by the side of the road near the woods. where was the motorcycle?
By fishy (92), East Hampton on Sep 13, 10 3:51 PM
There was a case a couple of years ago on the north fork IIRC where the motorcyclists body wasn't dicovered until a couple of DAYS after the accident.
By PrivateerMatt (390), Weesuck Creek , EQ on Sep 13, 10 3:59 PM
RIP. Condolences to his family and friends.
By Sag Native (54), East Hampton on Sep 13, 10 5:19 PM
By JoeyMarbles (1), East Hampton on Sep 13, 10 5:21 PM
RIP Diango. Knew him bartending at Gurney's. What a shame to hear.
By 23piraf (1), East Hampton on Sep 15, 10 10:06 PM