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Toms River Teen Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

Police Lights (Photo: Jason Rojas/Flickr)

A motorcycle accident in Toms River has claimed the life of a township teen, police said Thursday.

The accident occurred Wednesday at about 8 p.m. near the intersection of Schenks Mill Line Road at Darren Street, said police spokeswoman Jillian Messina.

The driver, Christian Atehortua, 18, was flown by medevac helicopter from Castle Park to Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

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“Despite the best efforts of medical personnel, he later succumbed to his injuries,” said Messina.

A preliminary investigation found Atehortua was the only person involved in the accident when he lost control and was ejected from his motorcycle. The accident remains under investigation by Traffic Safety Officer Adam Koeppen.

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