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Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-80 in Morris County

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) –  A motorcyclist was killed in a crash early Saturday morning in Morris County, New Jersey State Police Sergeant Lawrence Peele said.

The crash happened at 3:39 a.m. on Interstate 80 westbound in the area of mile post 47.8 in Montville Township, Peele said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Franklin Johnson, 43, of Flanders, travelled off the left side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and was then ejected, Peele said.

Johnson suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, Peele said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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