The Attorney General’s Office is investigating the death of a motorcycle operator who was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident yesterday morning, June 16, after a Woodbridge Township police officer attempted to stop him on Route 1.
According to the Attorney General's office, the accident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. yesterday in the northbound lanes of Route 1 at Randolph Avenue in Woodbridge.
Officials said that a police officer of the Woodbridge Township Police Department activated the lights on his marked patrol vehicle in an attempt to make a traffic stop of the motorcycle operator identified but the community as Mr. Odean Cummings of Woodbridge and a member of the HighRollaz Motorcycle Club.
Officials said Cummings continued northbound and was involved in an accident in which he was struck by a truck.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10:01 a.m.
During the investigation, Cummings covered body laid out on the highway for over four hours.
This investigation is being conducted pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2019-4, which implements the statutory requirement that the Attorney General’s Office conducts the investigation of any death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody, and which establishes clear standards and procedures for conducting such investigations.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.