Motorcyclist Dies In Lacey Township Garden State Parkway Crash

Brandon Beebe, Island Heights, was ejected from the vehicle, state police said.

A 21-year-old Island Heights man died from injuries suffered early this morning after he was ejected from a motorcycle.

Brandon Beebe was traveling north on the Garden State Parkway in Lacey Township, near milemarker 76, when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle, according to State Police Sgt. Brian Polite.

The vehicle, a 2009 Yamaha, was traveling at a high rate of speed, Polite said.

Beebe was transported to Community Medical Center by Lacey Township EMS where he was pronounced at 2:45 a.m, said Polite.

The crash occurred at approximately 2 a.m.

There was no indication of involvement from another vehicle, according to the preliminary investigation.

State police identified Beebe as being from Toms River. According to an obituary posted in legacy.com, he resided in Island Heights and was identified as Brandon T. Reynolds-Beebe.

Beebe graduated from Central Regional High School, Berkeley Township, in 2009, working recently as a cook and bar back for Long Shots Bar and Grill, Waretown, according to the obituary.

Joe Stewart September 04, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Yeah and your probably the idiot on your cell phone. No reason to blame a biker for this. Maybe it was just an accident...ever think of that?
Bernie Miller September 04, 2012 at 08:27 PM
umm, I have seen plenty of fast Harley riders in town and know of one whose average speed on pkwy is 85. No sense bringing all the sportbike riders into this. People speed in every fast vehicle such as the actor who died in his Porsche this spring. Shall we then make the generalization that all Porsche drivers are reckless ?
mary September 04, 2012 at 10:47 PM
My son is a friend of the victim here, and told me that some of the eye witnesses said that a car cut him off and he lost control. perhaps if he had been going slower he could have held control, but how fast must of that car been going? Did the driver even realize this tragedy happened? Why do people insist on traveling 20+ miles over the speed limit just because they're on the parkway? My heart breaks for this young man's family and friends. How it happened will not lessen their pain
holden2112 September 05, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Another tragedy another young life lost. As father and husband I would never ride a motorcycle...there are no fender benders on a bike and I would not put my family at risk. RIP.
M_Anne September 28, 2012 at 10:06 PM
I am originally from Lacey - I am also a cautious driver. I hit a deer that ran out in front of my vehicle in July and it smashed my SUV up pretty bad. It wasn't my fault but I will be taking up hunting this year. Who knows what the heck happened that night. Anything is possible. I have known Beebe since he was 14. He was one of the nicest kids, a really cool Kat and to hear all this garbage talk makes me sick. Take a good look at yourself trash talkers- you are not perfect, you're not saints. To pass judgment on someone is not your job. So get off you high horses and worry about what you have here and now. Tomorrow is never promised- and the past is gone... It's bad enough to have lost two of my friends in the past few months to motorcycle accidents. To hear all your nasty talk makes my stomach turn. Rest in peace Beebe & Joe. We miss you both. <3


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