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Motorcyclist seriously injured after colliding with a struck deer on I-80 in Morris County

DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after colliding with a deer that had already been struck on Interstate 80 in Morris County Saturday, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry.

The crash occurred at 4:24 p.m. on Interstate 80 westbound at milepost 38.8 in Denville Township, Curry said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Victory motorcycle, operated by a 62-year-old man from Tobyhanna, PA, was traveling west on Interstate 80 when the motorcycle collided with a struck deer in the travel lanes. The motorcycle then overturned and ejected the driver, Curry said.

As a result of this crash, the driver suffered serious injuries, Curry said.

The left 2 lanes of Interstate 80 west were closed for approximately two and a half hours. The right 2 lanes were closed intermittently throughout the investigation resulting in major traffic congestion, Curry said.

The crash remains under investigation, Curry said.

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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