Police To Set Up Checkpoint To Find Witnesses To Fatal Union, N.J. Motorcycle Crash

UNION, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police in Union Township, N.J. will set up a set up a checkpoint Sunday night, in an effort to find answers in a hit-and-run crash that killed a motorcyclist a week ago.

The informational vehicle checkpoint will be in operation from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Police are seeking witnesses who might have seen the crash, its aftermath or the suspect.

The accident happened around 9:55 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, when Carlos Gonzalez Ospina, of Elizabeth, was thrown from his motorcycle on North Avenue in Union, according to Union Township police.

Ospina, the father of a 7-year-old son, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police on Sunday were also seeking a specific driver they believe might have witnessed the crash.

Surveillance video showed a light-colored sedan pulling into a nearby Energy service station after the crash. The driver briefly got out of the car, bought $10 worth of gas, and made a left turn from the gas station onto North Avenue just before the accident.

The vehicle was believed to be a Mazda 6, a Chrysler Sebring or some other type of similar car, police said.

Police in Union Township, N.J. want to talk to this driver who might have witnessed …read more    

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