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.

RayneL September 03, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Why? It's just about the same as any car accident. It's just a matter of being smart and using common sense on the roads. It seems to me that people just feel the need to rush to wherever they need to be, and sometimes don't pay attention to everyone else. So are we going to have to ban cars too because people don't drive safely? Don't think that will be happening any time soon.
Lorraine September 03, 2012 at 01:46 AM
I drive the Parkway everyday and the motorcycles are the worst drivers and there are never an troopers hiding out to see them cutting in and out of lanes, speeding and I have experienced 4 young men getting on Pkwy South in TR and practically bringing the drivers behind them to a speed of about 40 while they went back and forth in the lanes and slowed everyone behind them up - popping wheelies - Being a mother of 3, I just thought as I drove further down the parkway, I was going to see them splat all over the road. And of course, no troopers around - I even called to report it and by the time the troopers react, they must have gotten off at the Forked River/Lacey exit.
Kristen B September 03, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Again what's the beef with Lacey people!!
momere September 03, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Folks, When you are posting your negative comments, please take a moment to think about a family’s pain. No matter how "accidents" happen or who is at fault when it results in a death it's a tragedy! And a family is left to grieve! And in many cases, some of them or their friends are reading/posting comments. Walk a mile in their shoes and see how you'd feel reading negative post regarding your love ones. What happened to compassion? I worked with Brandon's Mom and I know her heart is broken! PLEASE STOP THE NEGATIVITY on any level! Not only is it not nice it's NOT necessary!
Scott September 03, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Not for nothing, but I drive the GSP every night and I noticed more and more deer on the side of the highway. Perhaps one ran in front of him or he was distracted by one. Just something to consider. Prayers go out to his family and friends.
Gina September 03, 2012 at 04:48 AM
My husband and I were on our way home from Atlantic City when we came to a complete stop as this accident had just happened. Several cars in front of us began putting their left blinker on, so I did the same and as I looked to the right to see what had happened, this poor boy was laying there dead and people were just standing there in disbelief. As I drove away, I realized how in a second a person goes from being alive to dead!!!! I didn't sleep all night and researched the accident today because I wanted to know if indeed this poor boy had died. My condolences go out to his family & friends. May everyone that posts here, be positive and loving through such an horrific tragedy! People don't realize that the cruel stuff they post will actually be seen by loved ones! shame on those that don't have conscious!
Hector Logan September 03, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Cool Story Bro.. Next time try reading it first.
Hector Logan September 03, 2012 at 05:23 AM
The labor day weekend coverage is fantastic, keep up the good work.
. September 03, 2012 at 11:46 AM
I agree with you about the deer. I believe they are the cause of many one vehicle accidents. It is a terrible tragedy and my condolences go out to the family.
BeachMomma September 03, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Well said Gina. This young man had his whole life in front of him probably with the love and happiness of his family and friends. They are left today with that hole in their world. Have compassion before writing nasty things about a young man who is no longer here. God bless his family and friends during this hard time.
i don't get it?? September 03, 2012 at 01:46 PM
This is an absolute tragedy!! We live near the parkway, and motorcycles can be heard almost EVERY NIGHT traveling at high rates of speed between TR and Berkeley...you just hope that this doesn't happen because its awful...so sad.
Giant fan September 03, 2012 at 02:12 PM
I travel the parkway everyday and for the most part the Harley motorcycle riders are law abiding safe riders. Unfortunately MOST not all of the riders on the smaller crotch rocket cycles drive very dangerously.
Andrea M. Sorensen September 03, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Why do people think it's OK to make rude remarks about people getting killed? A life was lost. A young one at that. If it was a member of your family, would you want to read remarks like that? The only thing I have to say is, some bikers do need to slow down and keep in mind, you have NO protection if something goes wrong. I am NOT knocking bikers, I simply can't stand how many have lost their lives this summer alone. If you get there a little late, who cares. Your family would rather you get there safe. And to clarify, yes, there are those in cars that need to slow down too!
Andrea M. Sorensen September 03, 2012 at 03:01 PM
THANK YOU! I am sick of reading hurtful comments when someone dies. It happened with the poor boy on the double decker bus the other night too. OK, he was speeding. That doesn't give anyone the right to make negative remarks. If you don't have any words of comfort, then don't say anything. Keep your negative remarks to yourself!
Rachel Tomasi September 03, 2012 at 03:11 PM
The deer are cute but scary so near highway speeds driving! Certainly like many others this young man may have MAY have driven a bit too fast but everyone makes a momentary mistake / lapse in judgement. That doesn't mean he deserved to die!!! Nor did his family deserve to lose him let alone in such a sudden horrific way. Lose the pettiness. It's unbecoming and pointless. There are other forums to discuss laws, politics and everything under the sun. I'm so sorry and this family is in my thoughts and prayers today. Hold on to each other for support and your faith if you are religious. RIP young man.
y o y in this world September 03, 2012 at 03:37 PM
art read again. there was no car involved. he lost control of the bike. maybe he was going to fast. maybe he hit something. read before u talk. lacey driver had nothing to do with this. also i hav seen people on bike outof control. not saying he was but there are people on bike u ride the shoulder or yellow line. y do they do that. y not sit in traffic like the rest of us.
susan mazzara September 03, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Life is so short and we need to consider others when driving. Slow down. I also drive on the parkway and when i am going 70mph people are passing me like i am standing still. Whats the rush? People also going into another lane not using there blinkers is a petpeve of mine. Well my prayers go out to the family of Brandon. RIP
Mary B September 03, 2012 at 04:39 PM
love and prayers to this young mans family and friends. So very sad. RIP. I concurr with most here be sensitive to the family who have lost their son, brother and friend.
ed crowley September 03, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Do you know if Brandon is related to the Beebe that were in 4-h
Scott September 03, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Great point Giant fan
bill hall September 03, 2012 at 08:44 PM
very sad as i work with this young man's older brother...
So Much to Say September 03, 2012 at 10:41 PM
My son asked me if I would approve if he bought a motorcycle. I told him "Hell no".
Veronica Adamkiewicz September 04, 2012 at 04:04 AM
My deepest sympathies to this young man's family and friends. So young, so tragic.
Mr. Jenkins September 04, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Beebe was a great guy. He had such a great sense of humor and kept you smiling the whole time you were in his presents. He will make Heaven a little brighter and happier. Stay strong those of you who knew and loved this young man. He is hangin with Jesus now and although it's an absolute tragic turn of events. He is in such a much better place now. God bless you Beebe, I'll see you again someday.
Mr. Jenkins September 04, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Your an idiot
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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