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Fatal Motorcycle Crash in NJ Under Investigation

Freehold Township

By: Najla Alexander

Authorities in Monmouth County announced a crash that resulted in the death of a motorcycle driver Tuesday evening in Colts Neck is under investigation.AdMonmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said at approximately 6:02 p.m., members of the Colts Neck Police Department responded to the area of State Highway 18 northbound in the area of milepost 17.0 for a motorcycle-versus-motor vehicle crash.

Officials said the preliminary investigation revealed that a 20-year-old male from Eatontown was traveling northbound when his 2017 Honda CBR motorcycle struck the rear of a 2011 Ford F350 Utility truck driven by a 27-year-old male.

The crash caused the motorcycle driver to be ejected. The motorcycle slid to an uncontrolled stop and caught fire, according to officials.

Authorities say the motorcycle driver sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene at 6:27 p.m.

The driver operating the utility truck remained on scene, officials say. 

According to officials, an investigation involving members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and the Colts Neck Police Department remains active and ongoing.AdAnyone with information about this matter is being asked to contact MCPO Detective Sergeant Kristian DeVito at 800-533-7443 or Colts Neck Police Department Officer Nicolas Tomaio at 732-780-7323.

Officials stated no charges or summonses have been issued with regard to the incident at this time.