UNION COUNTY, NJ. (THECOUNT) — Shawn Palmer, of Englewood, New Jersey, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday night motorcycle crash in Union County.

Palmer, 50, was killed in a two-vehicle motorcycle crash near Elizabeth Saturday night.


According to reports, Palmer was operating a motorcycle on the New Jersey Turnpike, when for unknown reasons, the bike came into contact with a concrete barrier. The rider was ejected from the bike during the collision. The motorcycle then traveled into the path of a box truck in the area of exit 13 around 7 p.m. Saturday.

Palmer was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The operator of the truck was uninjured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Union County is a county in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2019 Census estimate, the county’s population was 556,341, making it the seventh-most populous of the state’s 21 counties – Wikipedia.

0-year-old motorcyclist was killed Saturday in a crash on the ramp linking Interstate 278 to the New Jersey Turnpike toll plaza, authorities said.

Shawn Palmer, of Englewood, struck a concrete barrier on the right side of the road and was thrown from the elevated ramp back onto Interstate 278, State Police said Sunday. Elizabeth,

The motorcycle ended up striking a box truck near the Exit 13 entrance.

The driver of the box truck was not hurt and the 7:05 p.m. crash remains under investigation.

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