Two Dead In Two Route 80 Motorcycle Accidents Hours Apart
October 5, 2017
Two men have died in two separate motorcycle accidents that took place in Morris County along Route 80 only hours apart from each other. Both accidents are under investigation and have unexplained events surrounding their circumstances.
The first accident involved a 20-year-old motorcyclist that was driving along Route 60 in Roxbury during the afternoon. At 4:57 p.m. that afternoon, the man drove off the right side of the road at mile marker 28.2 for no apparent reason. He hit the guardrail during the accident and sustained injuries that were life threatening.
He was rushed to the St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover, N.J. He was pronounced dead upon arrival, according to the New Jersey State Police report.
Conditions of the roadway were reported to be “clear and dry” at the time of the accident, according to police reports. The eastbound lane of Route 80 was closed following the accident, causing traffic delays for three hours.
Less than two hours after the first accident, a second accident occurred on Route 80 in Roxbury that has claimed the life of a 58-year-old Stockholm man that died at the scene of the crash.
The Jefferson Police Department responded to a report of the accident on Ridge Rd near Holland Mountain Road along Route 80. Here, a man that was driving 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle had veered off the roadway and hit the guardrail when he was traveling west on Ridge Road.
The details of the crash and what caused the man to leave the roadway were not apparent at the time of the accident. The road was closed for investigation purposes, and any witnesses to the incident are asked to come forward.
Responders to the scene included the Jefferson Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, fire companies 1 and 2 of Jefferson Township, and the Milton First Aid Squad.
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