Investigation Continues in Crash That Killed Barnegat Motorcyclist
State police still awaiting results of bloodwork on Freeholder Kelly
State police are still awaiting results of bloodwork taken on Freeholder John P. Kelly after an accident that took the life of a 24-year-old motorcyclist from Barnegat on Friday night, an officer in the Eagleswood barracks said this morning.
"There is nothing new to report at this time," said Sgt. Garlington of the Eagleswood barracks. "We are continuing to investigate. We have not received the results of the blood test yet."
Blood was drawn from Kelly, who consented to the procedure, after the accident, state police have said, which they said is standard procedure in fatal accidents.
The accident killed William D. Kolb of Barnegat, who was thrown from his motorcycle after it collided with the sports utility vehicle driven by Kelly, state police have said.
According to Trooper Joseph Mezzo, 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.
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.