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'Excessive speed' a factor in NJ EMT's fatal crash

Michael Burke, 23, was off-duty when his Jeep struck an abutment near a railroad bridge and he was killed


BAYONNE, N.J. — Speed played a major factor in the Dec. 12 crash that killed McCabe Ambulance Service EMT Michael Burke and left a passenger critically injured, according to a Bayonne police report.

The report was released to The Jersey Journal yesterday after the newspaper made an OPRA (Open Public Records Act) request. According to the crash investigation report, “The vehicle was travelling north on Avenue A at an excessive speed. The posted speed limit is 25 m.p.h.” Bayonne police said the toxicology reports were not available.

Last month, Bayonne Police Chief Ralph Scianni told The Jersey Journal at about 12:55 a.m. on Dec. 12, a Jeep Wagon GRC driven by Burke, 23, who was off-duty, struck an abutment near the railroad bridge at Avenue A and 7th Street.

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