MIDDLETOWN, NJ – On September 4, 2013 at approximately 3:04pm the Middletown Police Department responded to the area of West Front Street and Harbor Green Circle in reference to a motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation revealed Robert Depalma, age 69, from Monroe Township, was operating a motor cycle travelling east bound on West Front Street when he was struck by a vehicle travelling west bound that was attempting to make a left turn onto Harbor Green Circle operated by Daniella Coccurello, age 23, from Lincroft, NJ.
Depalma was transported by helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, where he was pronounced deceased at 7:55pm. There are no charges issued at this time and the investigation still being conducted. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has any information to contact Corporal Darrin Simon at (732) 615-2045.