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UPDATE: Motorcycle Passenger Dies After Hawthorne Crash


Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Hawthorne Police Chief Richard McAuliffe announce that at approximately 9:44 p.m. on June 30th Hawthorne Police responded to Lafayette Avenue in response to a collision involving a 2017 Jeep Wrangler and a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle, near the Wells Fargo.

According to authorities, the driver of the Jeep Wrangler was not injured. The rider of the Harley Davidson, later identified as 49-year-old Ramsey resident, Kasey Checke, was pronounced deceased at approximately 10:13 p.m. on June 30th; his female passenger, identified as 57-year-old Hawthorne resident, Kimberly Stoll, was transported to Saint Joseph’s Hospital in critical condition. Officials say Stoll was pronounced dead early this morning at approximately 1:18 a.m.

The investigation, being conducted by the Hawthorne Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department, remains active and ongoing.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO (7276) or, or the Hawthorne Police Detective Bureau at 973-427-1800.

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