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UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed After Collision with Car in Irvington Township

Irvington Township

Lupus By: Richard L. Smith 

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating a motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a Newark man Tuesday night in Irvington Township. 

According to Irvington authorities, officers were dispatched to Chancellor Avenue and Essex Street intersection to investigate reports of a collision with injuries before 8:45 p.m. 

Police and EMS arrived and found a damaged motorcycle with the rider lying on the road after ejecting from the bike. 

Irvington Police said the bike's operator collided with a car near the intersection and suffered fatal injuries.


RLS Media has learned that Mr. James Bell, 34, of Newark, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the motor vehicle driver was not injured in the incident.

In an unfortunate twist of fate, in 2017, Bell's father was killed in what police believe was a high-speed motorcycle collision on an interstate in Morris County. 

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, NJ State State Police officials received reports of a collision in the westbound lanes of I-280 near mile marker 3 in Parsippany-Troy Hills. When Troopers arrived, they found two damaged motorcycles with the drivers suffering injuries. 

State Police officials say Mr. James' Spud' Harris, 53, of Newark, died from his injuries.

Crash The other individual was rushed to Morristown Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

Essex County Prosecutor's Office is currently investigating Irvington's fatal crash.  Camp