Ocean County Man Killed In Off-Road Vehicle Crash

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LACEY – A Jackson man is dead after a serious accident involving his side by side off-road vehicle on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Lacey Township Police were called to the scene of Lacey Materials at around 5:22 p.m on February 4 where they found 58-year-old Michael Damore unresponsive.

Police said the initial investigation revealed that Damore was riding his 2019 Polaris RZR ATV in an open dirt area of Lacey Materials when he hit a dirt embankment and became airborne.

The Polaris RZR impacted the ground with its front end, causing the vehicle to flip over several times ending up in the woods.

Damore suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he was the only occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash and there were no other injuries.

In addition to Lacey Police, the Forked River Fire Department, MONOC Paramedics, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI Unit and Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene. 

The crash remains under investigation by members of the Lacey Township Crash Team.

If you have any information that can help authorities with the probe or if you witnessed the crash, call Lacey Police at 609-693-6636. 

Officer Michael Hyle and Detective Michael Baldasari are investigating the incident.