Probe Into Fatal Eagleswood Accident Involving Ocean Freeholder Ongoing
Not unusual for investigations to take weeks, State Trooper Christopher Kaye says
"It's still under investigation," Kay said today.
Kay said it was "not uncommon" for a probe into a fatal accident to take weeks.
"There's a lot of entities involved," Kay said.
The accident killed William D. Kolb, 24, of Barnegat. He was thrown from his motorcycle after it collided with the sports utility vehicle driven by Kelly, state police have said.
Trooper Joseph Mezzo has said that Kolb was southbound on Route 9 on his black 2011 Harley Davidson at approximately 6:35 p.m., near mile marker 65.5. Kolb attempted to pass the vehicle in front of him, then collided with the right fender of Kelly's 2005 SUV when he tried to return to the lane of traffic, he said.
Kelly, 61, West Creek, was northbound on Route 9 and was attempting to make a left turn into the West Creek Deli when the collision occurred, Mezzo said.
Results of the bloodwork done on Kelly after the accident are still not available, Kay said.
Kelly consented to the procedure, which is standard protocol in fatal accidents, state police have said.
The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is not involved in the investigation, Executive Assistant Prosecutor Michael Paulhus said today.