Submitted by motor vehicle crash lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.
A Toyota Sienna then hit the motorcycle in the left lane, Sgt. Jeff Flynn told the Asbury Park Press. He said he could not provide the names of the Sienna and truck drivers, citing technical issues barring him from the full accident report.
The crash occurred near a construction zone that lies between exits 91 and 98, where the lanes narrow and the speed limit drops to 45 miles per hour. It is unclear at this time whether speed or any traffic violations were factors.
State Police, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Wall Township EMS and other emergency personnel responded to the scene, Williams said. Hockenbury’s body was taken to CentraState Hospital in Freehold.
According to his Facebook page, Hockenbury went to Elizabeth High School. Friends expressed their condolences on his page.
“I can’t believe you’re gone,” wrote one Facebook friend, Debbie Reed. “There are no words to describe how we are feeling right now. Rest in the sweetest paradise Matty.”
Another friend named Mickey Milovanovich wrote on Facebook: “you were always good to me…I will miss you more than you know.”
Hockenbury’s mother was not available for comment. His sister, Michelle Hockenbury Benitez, said “Matthew was a great son, brother and father.”
State Police continue to investigate the crash. They took and the construction truck to the Herbertsville Station’s commercial vehicle inspection. No charges have been filed, according to State Police.
Originally published here by app.com