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N.J. man killed in Paterson motorcycle crash

A 29-year-old Passaic County man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Paterson on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Jonathan Medina, of Paterson, was killed Sunday afternoon when the Honda motorcycle he was driving collided with a Dodge hatchback in the city, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said in a statement. It was not clear if any summons had been issued or were forthcoming.

At 3:22 p.m. Sunday, Paterson Police responded to a crash at the intersection of East 7th Avenue and Wood Street, where they found a crash between Medina’s motorcycle and the hatchback, the statement aid. Medina was taken to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center and pronounced dead less than an hour later, the statement said.

The 26-year-old driver of the hatchback, whose name was not released, was not injured and provided police with a valid driver’s license, according to the statement.

Police continue to investigate the crash and it was not clear if any charges were pending.
Anyone with additional information was asked to call the Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or email tips@passaiccountynj.org. Tipsters can also call the Paterson Police Department at (973) 321-1111.

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