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UPDATE: Two Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Route 3 in Clifton


Passaic County officials announce that at approximately 1:30 a.m., on June 25, Clifton Police responded to the area of mile marker 2.4 on Route 3 East in Clifton on reports of a motorcycle collision.

According to officials, Richard Stuart, Jr., 23, of Passaic, was operating a 2011 Suzuki GSXR, with Raquel Prada-Galvez, 24, of Clifton, as a passenger, when Mr. Stuart, Jr. lost control of the motorcycle.

Officials said that subsequently, a 2017 Toyota RAV-4, also traveling eastbound, lost control and struck a median. The operator of the Toyota was not injured. Mr. Stuart, Jr., and Ms. Prada-Galvez were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the Clifton Police Department Traffic Division at 973-470-5908.