NANUET - A Nanuet man died after crashing his motorcycle in Chestnut Ridge early this morning.

Authorities say 25-year-old Daniel Mercado was heading north on North Highland Avenue at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday when he crashed, hitting a mailbox and then a wooden flower box.

Police say Mercado apparently lost control of the motorcycle. Eyewitnesses say he was wearing a helmet.

Mercado was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital.