Motorcyclist killed in Sussex County crash, state police say
MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – New Jersey State Police are investigating a crash that killed a motorcyclist Sunday afternoon, according to New Jersey State Police Sergeant Alejandro Goez.
The crash happened at around 12:36 p.m. at the intersection of Deckertown Road Turnpike and Crigger Road in Montague Township, Goez said.
A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Elio Fernandez, 50, of Passaic, was traveling east on Deckertown Road Turnpike when in the area of milepost 4.8, he failed to maintain stability of the motorcycle and went off the roadway to the right, Goez said.
Fernandez was then ejected and suffered serious injuries, Goez said.
Fernandez was taken to Bon Secours Community Hospital in New York and later pronounced dead, Goez said.
Authorities say the investigation remains active.