Fatal Monmouth County Crash Under Investigation

(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)
(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)

  COLTS NECK – Authorities are investigating a crash that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist Tuesday evening in Colts Neck.

  Around 6:02 p.m., officers responded to the area of State Highway 18 northbound in the area of milepost 17.0 for crash involving a motorcycle as well as a car.

  According to police, a 20-year-old man from Eatontown was traveling northbound when his 2017 Honda CBR motorcycle hit 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 and the motorcycle slid to an uncontrolled stop and caught fire, officials said.

  Due to sustaining life-threatening injuries, the motorcyclist was pronounced deceased on scene at 6:27 p.m.

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

  Anyone with information about the crash 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.