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Driver Charged in Jackson Crash that Killed Motorcyclist


JACKSON (AP) — Authorities say a man driving with a suspended licensed caused a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Ocean County.

Jason Wolek
Jason Wolek (Shore News Network)

Jackson police tell NJ.com that the accident occurred around 6 p.m. Saturday in the area of East Veterans Highway and South Hope Chapel Road.

They say a pickup truck driven by 38-year-old township resident Jason Wolek made a left turn in front of the 28-year-old motorcyclist, who collided with the truck. The motorcyclist, whose name was not released, died a short time later at a hospital.

Wolek was charged with causing a death or injury while driving with a suspended driver’s license and also received several motor vehicle citations. His bail was set at $50,000 and it was not known Sunday if he had retained an attorney.

While police were still at the scene investigating the crash, a woman who allegedly was driving drunk drove over some traffic cones and entered the crash scene around 9:15 p.m. But the vehicle was soon stopped, and no injuries were reported in that incident.

Authorities say the woman, 22-year-old Jaclyn Morizio of Jackson, was charged with drunken driving and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She also received several motor vehicle citations.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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