FREEHOLD – A fatal collision involving an SUV and a dirt bike that took place in Aberdeen Township Friday night is under active investigation, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Saturday.  

The deceased victim has been identified as 40-year-old Clifford Walton of the Cliffwood Beach section of the Township.

Just before 6 p.m. on Friday, October 14, members of the Aberdeen Township Police Department responded to the area of Arlington Avenue and Gordon Street on a report of a serious collision. At that location they found the two individuals involved: a 34-year-old male resident of Aberdeen who had been driving a Jeep Cherokee and Walton, who had been operating a Kawasaki dirt bike.

There had been no passengers in or on either vehicle. Walton sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and was rushed to Bayshore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 6:45 p.m. Friday. The driver of the SUV, who remained on the scene, was not seriously injured.

This matter remains under joint investigation by members of the Aberdeen Township Police Department, the MCPO Fatal Accident Unit, and the multi-jurisdictional Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART). Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact MCPO Detective Brian Boryszewski at 800-533-7443 or Aberdeen Police Department Patrolman John Palumbo at 732-566-2054.

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