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Motorcyclist dies from injuries in Mount Olive Twp. crash

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Landing man died from injuries he suffered last month in a motorcycle crash on Route 46 in Mount Olive Towsnhip.

The crash happened on Sept. 29 at 2:03 p.m. on Route 46 in the area of Chamberlain Road, police said.

When officers arrived, John M. Zaki, 47, lying in the eastbound lane of the roadway and a 2002 Toyota was stopped in the middle of the eastbound lanes with a motorcycle visible under the front of the vehicle, police said.

The police investigation revealed that the Toyota, driven by Brielle K. Kraus, 22, of Budd Lake had allegedly pulled into the roadway from the driveway of a residence, attempting to make a left turn onto Route 46.

Kraus’s vehicle pulled out into the path of the motorcycle, causing the crash. Zaki was thrown from the motorcycle onto the roadway, police said.

Zaki was flown to Morristown Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.

The accident remains under investigation, police said.

The Mount Olive Twp. Police were assisted at the scene by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the Budd Lake Fire Department, the Budd Lake First Aid Squad and St. Clare’s Paramedics.

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