Motorcycle crash under police pursuit in Pemberton investigated by Attorney General’s Office; driver dead and passenger seriously injured.

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has opened an investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred during a police pursuit in Pemberton Township. The accident happened on County Route 687 West, near the intersection of Davis Street on Tuesday, April 20, 2023, at approximately 5:16 p.m.

According to reports, the accident happened after a Pemberton Township Police Officer attempted to stop the motorcycle in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation. During the pursuit, the motorcycle crashed into an unrelated civilian vehicle, killing the driver and seriously injuring the passenger. The identities of the deceased and the other individual have not yet been disclosed by authorities.

The Attorney General’s Office is required by a 2019 law to investigate deaths that occur during encounters with police officers acting in their official capacity or while the deceased person is in custody. Additionally, the investigation must be presented to a grand jury to determine if the evidence supports the return of an indictment against the officers involved.

The investigation into the fatal accident is ongoing, and local authorities have not released any further information at this time. However, the community has expressed concern, and residents have demanded answers to the events surrounding the incident.

Meanwhile, the accident has received mainstream media attention, with news stories reporting on the details of the crash and the ongoing investigation. As more information becomes available, the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation and any subsequent legal proceedings.

The tragic incident has once again highlighted the dangers associated with police pursuits and the risks that high-speed chases can pose to both the officers and the public. The Attorney General’s Office has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that all law enforcement activities are conducted safely and in compliance with established guidelines and procedures to prevent future incidents.

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