Prosecutor: Fatal Crash that Killed Motorcyclist Under Investigation

A Tuesday evening crash that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist is under investigation, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Thursday.

At approximately 6:02 p.m., Colts Neck police responded to the area of Route 18 north in the area of milepost 17.0 on a report of a motorcycle-versus-motor vehicle crash.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a 20-year-old male from Eatontown was traveling northbound when his 2017 Honda CBR motorcycle struck the rear of a 2011 Ford F350 Utility truck, driven by a 27-year-old man. The crash caused the motorcycle driver to be ejected. The motorcycle slid to an uncontrolled stop and caught fire.

The motorcycle driver sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:27 p.m.

The driver operating the utility truck remained on the scene. No charges or summonses have been issued with regard to the incident at this time.

An investigation involving members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and the Colts Neck Police Department remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this matter is being asked to contact MCPO Detective Sergeant Kristian DeVito at 800-533-7443 or Colts Neck Police Department Officer Nicolas Tomaio at 732-780-7323.

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office