Off-duty NJ police officer killed in crash

(AP) - An off-duty police officer was killedearly Saturday when his motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-rundriver in central New Jersey.

Angelo Vasile, a 36-year-old Beachwood resident who served withthe Harvey Cedars police force, was going southbound on Route 9 inLakewood when the accident occurred around 3 a.m., said MichaelMohel, deputy chief of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

Vasile was taken to Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, where hewas pronounced dead a short time later.

The car involved in the collision was later found abandoned notfar from the crash site, Mohel said, adding that no arrests havebeen made so far.

The accident remains under investigation by Lakewood police andthe prosecutor's office.

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