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Motorcyclist Killed in Turnpike Crash, State Police Say

Motorcyclist Killed in Turnpike Crash, State Police Say

On Sunday April 30, a motorcyclist was killed on the New Jersey Turnpike after a collision with an automobile. According to New Jersey State Trooper Alejandro Goez, at approximately 4:55pm, a Mercedes Benz and a Yamaha motorcycle collided in the southbound lane near mile marker 110.8. The collision caused the motorcycle to leave the roadway and crash into a concrete barrier, while the Mercedes sustained noticeable damage, as well. The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and had grave injuries, which he later succumbed to.

The motorcyclist was taken to the Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, and doctors there pronounced him dead 5:44 p.m. His name was being withheld until his family is notified. The Mercedes driver wasn’t injured. Trooper Goez explained that the right and the center lanes of the highway near the accident scene remained closed for about three hours after the crash so that investigators could determine the cause of the accident. It was reopened on Sunday night at 10 p.m. The cause of the accident is still being investigated. Even after it reopened, southbound traffic was snarled for hours, according to authorities.

As mentioned, the police department is not releasing the rider’s name. According to Goez, the police department is waiting till they notify the next-of-kin. With temperatures in the mid-60s and a clear sky, inclement weather didn’t play a role in the crash. The driver of the Mercedes is not under investigation, and it does not appear that drugs or alcohol played any role in this crash either.


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