Sayreville man killed in motorcycle crash on Route 9

A map view of Route 9 in Sayreville, where a man was killed and a woman critically injured after their motorcycle struck a curb on Route 9, police said. Credit: Google maps


A Sayreville man was killed and a South River woman critically injured early today when the motorcycle they were riding struck a curb on Route 9, sending the couple skidding off the vehicle, police said.

Nicholas Karcich, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 12:31 a.m. crash, Detective Mathew Bandurski said.

Karcich was driving south on Route 9 when he lost control of the motorcycle about 500 feet north of Bordentown Avenue, Bandurski said. The 2012 blue Harley Davidson skidded about 225 down the highway, and Karcich and his passenger, Angela Bongiovi, 28, of South River, slid 175 feet, Bandurski said.

Both victims were wearing helmets, but they were not state Department of Transportation-approved headgear, the detective said.

Bongiovi was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where she was admitted for treatment.

Police ask anybody with information about the accident to call traffic safety officers at (732) 525-5431. —