NJ Man Shawn Palmer ID’d As Victim In Saturday Night Fatal Turnpike Motorcycle Crash

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.

MO Man Michael Boes ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Night Lebanon Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

LACLEDE COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Michael Boes, of Weatherby Lake, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a fatal vehicle crash Tuesday night in Laclede County.

Boes, 40, was killed Tuesday night in a single-vehicle crash near Lebanon.

According to reports, Boes was traveling in a pickup truck operating by an unnamed driver on I-44 near Lebanon, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around mile marker 143. The vehicle then collided with an embankment.

Authorities did not provide information on the condition of the driver.

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

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Laclede County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,571. Its county seat is Lebanon. The county was organized February 24, 1849, and was named after Pierre Laclède, founder of St. Louis. Laclede County comprises the Lebanon, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

NY Man Peter Cotsis ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Goshen Fatal Bicycle Collision

ORANGE COUNTY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Peter Stephen Cotsis, of Chester, New York, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday afternoon bicycle collision in Orange County.

Cotsis, 62, was killed in a bicycle collision involving a vehicle near in Goshen Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports, Cotsis was operating a bicycle on Craigville Road near Johnson Road in Goshen, when the bike came into contact with a Nissan Rogue, operated by 38-year-old Nurit Baruch of Brooklyn.

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

A police report noted that Cotsis’ GPS showed he’d ridden 28 miles on Wednesday.

According to social media, Cotsis was a musician and an avid cyclist.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

Geo quick facts: Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 372,813. The county seat is Goshen. This county was first created in 1683 and reorganized with its present boundaries in 1798- Wikipedia

MD Teen Ramsey Maghari Dies In Hospital Following Thursday Morning Clarksville Motorcycle Crash

CLARKSVILLE, MD. (THECOUNT) — Ramsey Maghari, of Clarksville, Maryland, has been identified as the victim killed following a Thursday morning motorcycle crash.

Maghari, 17, a student at River Hill High School, died Friday following a Thursday morning in a crash on Maryland 108 in Clarksville, police said.

According to officials, Maghari was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle on Maryland 108 near Great Star Dr, when he collided with a vehicle around 7 a.m. on Thursday.

Maghari was transported by helicopter to an area hospital where he died Friday of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The driver was uninjured and stayed at the scene, reports baltimore.cbslocal.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.


Geo quick facts: Clarksville is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland; the second highest-earning county in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau – Wikipedia.

NJ Man Terrence J. Matthews ID’d As Suspect Charged In Double-Murder Of EX-GF’s Grandma Young Brother

WILLINGBORO, NJ. (THECOUNT) — Terrence J. Matthews has been identified as the suspect who police say killed his ex-girlfriend’s grandmother and younger brother earlier this week.

Matthews, 23, was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of kidnapping, and other related charges.

Officers were called to a Wawa on Springside Road in Westampton Township for a report of a woman in distress, who told a store employee that her family had been murdered by her ex-boyfriend. The 22-year-old woman fled before officers arrived, reports Fox29.

Police then responded to a home on the 100 block of Eastbrook Lane to conduct a wellness check. Once inside the home, they found the bodies of Jennifer Vassell, 68, and her 9-year-old grandson Ishon Mathiln Jr.


Geo quick facts: Willingboro Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 31,629 reflecting a decline of 1,379 from the 33,008 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 3,283 from the 36,291 counted in the 1990 Census – Wikipedia.

NJ Man Matthew Hemmelgarn ID’d As Victim Found Dead After Visiting Antioch Hooters Thursday

ANTIOCH, TN. (THECOUNT) — Matt Hemmelgarn, of New Jersey, has been identified as the body found in a rural portion of Antioch, Tennessee on Thursday.

The body of Hemmelgarn, 33, was found after officials responded after 8 a.m. Thursday to the 12000 block of Old Hickory Boulevard near Murfreesboro Pike.

Police said while there was no I.D. on the body, they found a key to a room at a hotel on Royal Parkway, reports WKRN.

Investigators said Hemmelgarn checked into his room last Sunday and re-upped his room each day.

Investigators said he traveled to the Hooters on Largo Drive Wednesday night. He left around 10:40 p.m. and police are working to determine what happened to him from there.

Anyone with possible information on the incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Antioch is a community in southeastern Davidson County, Tennessee governed by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. The area is assigned to postal Zip Code 37013 – Wikipedia.

Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa Enters Federal Prison Fairton NJ

BALTIMORE, MD. (THECOUNT) — Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa is in federal custody at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fairton, New Jersey, officials say.

This comes after De Sousa plead guilty to three misdemeanor counts of failure to file a U.S. Individual Tax Return.

The United States Attorney for the District of Maryland said De Sousa failed to file a federal tax return for the years 2013, 2014, and 2015, while he was employed by the Baltimore Police Department throughout those years. According to his plea agreement from 2008 to 2012, he also falsely claimed deductions on his tax returns, such as unreimbursed employee expenses, mortgage interest deductions and deductions for local property taxes when he did not have a mortgage or own any real property, and business losses when he did not operate any businesses, source Wmar2News.

De Sousa admitted to not paying taxes on Twitter in September 2018:

He was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay the United States and the State of Maryland $67,587.72 in taxes as restitution.

Geo quick facts: Fairton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located within Fairfield Township, in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area for statistical purposes – Wikipedia.

NC Man Terrence Sparks Arrested In Sunday High Point Shawn Mitchell Murder

HIGH POINT, NC. (THECOUNT) — Terrence T. Sparks, 29, of High Point, is charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Shawn E. Mitchell Jr., of Winston-Salem, NC, was identified as the victim killed in a shooting that also injured two females in High Point early Sunday morning, according to police.

Mitchell, 26, was shot dead and two women injured following a shooting outside a High Point home on early Sunday.

A 25-year-old High Point woman was shot in the leg and a 22-year-old Thomasville woman was shot in the abdomen.

Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries, according to a High Point police press release. Reports say he was shot in the head.

The woman shot in the leg has been treated and released from High Point Regional Hospital. The woman shot in the abdomen was taken to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro in serious condition, reports MyFox8.

Police say, at least two women were in a fight in the roadway in the 400 block of Lake Avenue with several onlookers, when shots rang out.

Police said at some point during the fight a suspect brandished a weapon and opened fire on all three victims.

A suspect or a motive in the shooting, that occurred near the Macedonia Family Resource Center, was not provided by officials.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: High Point is a city located in the Piedmont Triad region of the state of North Carolina. Most of the city is located in Guilford County, with portions spilling into neighboring Randolph, Davidson, and Forsyth counties. High Point is North Carolina’s only city that extends into four counties – Wikipedia.

SC Man Walter Landon ID’d As Victim In Thursday Fatal Geer Hwy Marietta Crash

SLATER-MARIETTA, SC. (THECOUNT) — Cleveland, South Carolina resident, Walter Landon, has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash near Marietta Thursday afternoon.

Landon, 48, was traveling in a vehicle on Geer Hwy, US 276, near Pearl Avenue before 4:30 p.m. Thursday when the fatal crash occurred, Greenville County coroner confirmed.

Troopers reported an entrapment was involved in the collision, reported FoxCarolina on Friday.

The coroner reports that Landon’s cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The collision has been ruled accidenidental, but no further information was provided.

According to social media, Landon was originally from Trenton, New Jersey.

Geo quick facts: Slater-Marietta is a census-designated place in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States, along the North Saluda River. The population was 2,176 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

NJ Man Drew Camoosa ID’d As Body Pulled From PA Ohio River Monday

OHIO TOWNSHIP, PA. (THECOUNT) — Drew Camoosa, of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, has been identified as the body pulled from the Ohio River in western Pennsylvania on Monday.

The body of Camoosa, 48, was recovered from the Ohio River near the Emsworth Locks and Dams around 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Emergency crews responded to a 911 call reporting a body face down in the waterway.

Upon arrival, officials discovered a male dead in a water, however, it’s unclear how he died or how he ended up in the Ohio River, officials said Monday.

Camoosa was pronounced dead at the scene of unknown causes.

It’s not known how long he may have been in the river before he was discovered, and a cause of death has not been determined. Continue reading