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Man killed in crash during NJ charity motorcycle ride

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — One motorcyclist was killed and two others were injured in a crash during a charity ride in New Jersey to raise money for babies.

The three were among hundreds of riders taking part in Sunday’s event.

Monmouth County prosecutors tell the Asbury Park Press that 32-year-old Jason Rivera of Middletown and 37-year-old Jack Wood Jr. of Keansburg were passing other riders as the group approached an intersection in Freehold Township. The two were planning to shut down the intersection so the group could safely pass through.

But as they rode up a slight hill, they encountered a sport utility vehicle. Wood tried to stop, but was struck from behind by Rivera.

Rivera later died at a hospital, while Wood remained hospitalized Monday. The third rider was treated and released.

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