JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A motorcycle crash in New Jersey claimed the life of an off-duty police officer.

Forty-year-old Jersey City officer Morton Otundo was killed early Friday morning after a crash on Woodward Street and Communipaw Avenue in Jersey City.

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Police say he was making a left-hand turn when he collided with a Ford Escape around 2 a.m.

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The investigation into the crash continues.

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Otundo joined the force in 2014.

CBSNewYork Team