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Man Learning to Ride Harley Davidson Motorcycle Killed in Toms River Crash

By rlsmetro on
Toms River

Toms River Police are continuing to investigate a collision that killed a man on Sunday evening. 

According to Toms River Police officials, at approximately 7:30 p.m.,  police units were dispatched to Route 37, near the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue, for a reported motor vehicle crash.

Officials said Mr. Nicholas Cacciapaglia, 24, of Toms River, was learning to ride a Harley motorcycle in the parking lot of Ocean County Power Sports when he lost control and struck a curb. 

Police say Cacciapaglia then entered Route 37, where the bike went down and slid into the center lane. 

According to Toms River Police, Cacciapaglia was hit by a passing vehicle driven by Domenic Maruca, 62, of Toms River.

Cacciapaglia was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

There were no signs of impairment, and no summons were issued.

The accident remains under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer Ryan Fitzgerald.