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Motorcyclist killed in Warren County crash

BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Saturday night in Warren County.

The crash happened on Nov. 12, at around 2:48 p.m., at the intersection of Route 94 and Vail Road in Blairstown Township, Blairstown Township Police Chief Scott Johnsen said.

Through a police investigation, it was revealed that the driver of a four-door Honda sedan came to a stop at Vail Road and Route 94. The driver did not see the motorcycle, operated by a 53-year-old Newton man, and attempted to make a left turn onto the highway, Johnsen said.

The driver of the Honda then observed the motorcycle and attempted to speed up to avoid the motorcycle. At that time, the motorcycle swerved left to attempt to avoid the Honda, Johnsen said.

The Honda then struck the motorcycle with the front area of the vehicle ejecting the operator of the motorcycle into the air, Johnsen said.

Officers observed the injured motorcyclist approximately 50 feet from the crash. Officers began medical treatment until the arrival of the Blairstown Ambulance Corps, Johnsen said.

The motorcyclist was flown by Atlantic Air One to Morristown Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries, Johnsen said.

The Blairstown Hose Company #1 and the New Jersey Department Of Transportation Diversion Team assisted at the scene.

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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