Forked River Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

A motorcyclist collided with a mini-van at the intersection of Nautilus Boulevard and Normandie Drive this afternoon

A Forked River man was reported dead after a motorcycle accident on Nautilus Boulevard, police said.

Joseph Mollicone, 31, suffered fatal injuries after his motorcycle collided with a mini-van on Nautilus Boulevard near the intersection with Normandie Drive in Forked River at 1:16 p.m.

A 2001 Toyota Sienna mini-van operated by Kimberly Buxton, 45, of Forked River was waiting to turn left onto Normandie Drive from Nautilus Boulevard eastbound. Mollicone, who was operating a 2001 Kawasaki ZX 750 westbound on Nautilus Boulevard, lost control of his motorcycle and collided with the mini-van within the van's lane, police said.

Buxton was taken by ambulance to Community Medical Center in Toms River where she was treated and released.

Preliminary investigation found that Buxton did not contribute to the cause of the accident, police said. No motor vehicle summonses were issued at the scene.

The Lacey Township Police Department along with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and the Ocean County Sheriff's Department Criminalistics Unit are investigating the accident.

The Lacey EMS and the Lanoka Harbor Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Police are requesting for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call Officer Jerffrey Slota at 609-693-6636, ext. 2573.

maureen yaprem June 18, 2012 at 02:10 PM
my heart felt sympathy goes out to the family n friends who knew him. may he rest in peace and lets all just ignore the negitive thoughts and rambling on"s. once again rest in peacs
Joe Stewart June 18, 2012 at 02:18 PM
May he rest in peace and the other Motorcycle Riders learn from this so that others will not have the heartache that all that know him are having.
ELAINE June 18, 2012 at 04:15 PM
jennifer June 18, 2012 at 04:41 PM
this was one of the saddest events I have ever scene in the whole time I have lived in that neighborhood, not knowing this young man, I just broke down in tears with the thoughts of his family and their loss. I commend the Lacey Squad 23 and Lacey PD for their valiant efforts and their professionalism with this tragic event. A young man lost his life and another has to live with could haves and should haves that incurred with this event. My deepest sympathy for this young mans family.
Pat rosado June 18, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Joe is in a better place now.our family and all joes friends are sad because we will not see his great smile or hear his voice.he had a wonderful voice.he loved to sing,too.i miss you joe and will be with you again someday.love you aunt pat


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