An investigation is underway after a 20-year-old man on a motorcycle was killed in a fiery crash with a pickup truck in Monmouth County Tuesday evening.

Fatal Cash on Route 18 in NJ

Authorities say at around 6:00, officers with the Colts Neck Police Department responded to the northbound side of Route 18 around mile marker 17 for a motorcycle-motor vehicle crash.

A preliminary investigation found that a 20-year-old man from Eatontown was traveling northbound when his 2017 Honda CBR motorcycle hit the back of a 2011 Ford F-350 utility truck being driven by a 27-year-old man.

The crash caused the motorcycle driver to be thrown from the bike, which slid to an uncontrolled stop and caught fire. He sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:27 PM.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene.

Investigation Continues

An investigation involving the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and the Colts Neck Police Department remains active and ongoing.

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Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office logo (Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)

Anyone with information about this accident is asked to call (800) 533-7443.

No charges or summonses have been issued at this time.

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