Friday, July 16, 2021 12:11 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A crash involving a car and a motorcycle in northern New Jersey left an off-duty police officer dead. Hudson County prosecutors say the accident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Friday in Jersey City. The officer, Morton Otundo, who was riding the motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. He had joined the Jersey City force in 2014. It wasn’t clear if the car’s driver was injured in the crash. The cause of the accident remains under investigation by Jersey City police and the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit.