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Serious injuries reported after motorcycle strikes utility pole in Sussex County

LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after crashing into a utility pole in Sussex County Tuesday afternoon, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Philip Curry.

The crash happened at 12:08 p.m. on County Route 661 northbound at milepost 1.6 in Lafayette Township, Curry said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that a Harley-Davidson, operated by a 20-year-old man from Gilbert, SC, was traveling northbound when it ran off the roadway to the left and impacted a utility pole, Curry said.

The driver suffered serious injuries, Curry said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Jay Edwards

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