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mcpo shield 120FREEHOLD, NJ  –   A 54-year-old Tinton Falls man died last night as a result of a motor vehicle collision along Route 33 in Neptune Township Tuesday evening, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Michael Miller, 54, of Tinton Falls was driving his 1986 Suzuki motorcycle at approximately 8:58p.m., when he was struck by a 2012 Ford Escape, driven by Jose Pastrama, 52, of Neptune City. Miller was attempting to make a turn onto the northbound roadway near the intersection of West Bangs Avenue. The motorcycle struck the SUV and Miller was ejected from his seat during the collision.

Miller was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township where he was pronounced deceased at 9:59 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and Neptune Township Police Department.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information to assist the investigative team should contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Agent Reginald Grant at 800-533-7443 or Neptune Township Police Ptl. James MacConchie at 732-988-8000 x 433.


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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...