24-year-old motorcyclist killed in crash in Hopewell Township

A 24-year-old man was riding his motorcycle on Monday afternoon, Oct. 9 when he was struck by a Subaru Outback. He died after being taken to an area hospital, police said.

Police in Hopewell Township were dispatched to the intersection of Pennington-Harbourton Road and Scotch Road at about 3:20 p.m . Officers arrived on the scene and discovered that the driver of a grey Subaru Outback had struck a motorcyclist who was driving a black Honda motorcycle.

An initial investigation showed that the driver of the Subaru was traveling on Pennington-Harbourton Road attempting a left turn onto Scotch Road when the collision occurred. The investigation is ongoing.  

The motorcyclist, a 24-year-old male, was transported by ambulance from the scene and was later pronounced deceased at Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell Township.

The victim’s identity is being withheld at this time, pending next-of-kin notifications.

The crash is being investigated by Officer George Peterson and Detective Christopher Collins of the Hopewell Township Police Department, as well as Detective Salvatore Vaccaro of the Mercer County Prosecutors Office.  Anyone with information about the crash should contact Detective Christopher Collins at 609-737-3100 ext. 5790. 


  1. This was my boy. He loved to ride. We loved to ride together. We rode together in the morning and he went out to ride a bit more but I stayed home to walk the dog. He was on his way back home to finish the last of his math homework before class in the evening. I was waiting for him.

    1. Frank. Thanks for posting about your son. I am so very sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. If you would like for us to post an obituary and photo of your son as a tribute to him we are glad to do that at no charge. You can email me at krystal @ planetprinceton.com. – Krystal Knapp, publisher of Planet Princeton

  2. All of us as the former Blue Ridge Mountain Sports shop in Princeton knew Paris, when he would come to work with his mother. All of us in the BRMS family feel your loss.

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