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Man On Motorized Scooter Killed in Smithville Crash

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SMITHVILLE, N.J., (CBS) – Galloway Township Police say a man operating a motorized scooter was struck and killed Monday night in a crash involving another vehicle.

It happened at 6:18 p.m. at Moss Mill Road and Quail Hill Boulevard in Smithville.

According to police, a 2007 Toyota Corolla driven by 24-year-old Michael Ryan, of Galloway, was traveling east on Moss Mill Road. While traveling, police say his vehicle struck a motorized scooter driven by 52-year-old Joseph Strike Jr., of Galloway.

Police say a witness recalled seeing the scooter stationary in the east bound lane of Moss Mill Road for an unknown reason prior to impact.

Strike was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus. Police say he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Moss Mill Road between Quail Hill Boulevard and Smith Bowen Road was shut down for about two hours while the scene was investigated and the roadway was cleared.

The accident is being investigated by the Galloway Township Police Traffic Safety Unit.