According to reports from New Jersey State Police, a motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Route 80 East near Exit 42 on Wednesday, August 27.
Approximately 11:38 a.m., a 1999 Black Suzuki motorcycle rear-ended a 2006 White International Box Truck was slowing down in traffic near Exit 42 for Route 202 Littleton Road, according to Trooper Alina Spies.
The motorcyclist, Alec Bloom, 21, of Andover was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m., at the scene. His helmet was off and underneath the truck when State Police arrived at the scene. It was believed that Bloom’s head stuck the truck’s under ride crash bar, knocking his helmet off.
The truck driver, Peter Haramis, 61, Lynbrook, New York did not sustain any injuries.
The speed of the motorcycle during the accident is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash but has not been determined as the cause at this point.
The accident investigation was blocking three right lanes of Route 80 East as of 12:30 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.
Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire District 5, Engine 51, and District 5 Hazmat team responded to the scene to assist with the clean up of the highway.
The crash remains under investigation.