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Motorcyclist killed in Warren County crash with farm tractor

WASHINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (Warren County) – A motorcyclist died in a crash with a farm tractor towing a P-7000 corn planter Wednesday evening in Washington Borough.

The crash was reported on May 13, at around 6:55 p.m., on Route 57 (West Washington Ave), police said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a John Deere tractor towing a P-7000 corn planter, driven Ralph Anemia, 62, of Washington, NJ, was traveling Route 57 westbound when a collision occurred with a motorcycle, driven by a 55-year-old Phillipsburg man, who was traveling eastbound on Route 57 westbound, police said.

The motorcyclist, whose name was not released, was transported to Hunderton Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The crash remains under investigation, police said.

Route 57 westbound was closed between Grand Ave and Wandling Ave for more than 3 hours, police said.

Washington Township police were assisted by the Washington Emergency Squad, Washington Borough Fire Department, Hunterdon Medical Center Paramedics, Warren County Serious Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Team, and the NJ Department of Transportation Traffic Diversion Unit.

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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