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Motorcyclist Identified In Fatal Crash In Howell Thursday Morning

Here is the sequence of events police believe led to the accident at Squankum Yellowbrook Rd and West Farms Rd.

The intersection where a fatal accident occurred on July 17 in Howell. Photo Credit: Caitlin Brown
The intersection where a fatal accident occurred on July 17 in Howell. Photo Credit: Caitlin Brown

The motorcyclist who died in Thursday's accident at Route 524A (Squankum Yellowbrook Rd) and West Farms Road has been identified by police as Sanit Sungsuwan, age 58 of Howell.

Howell Sgt. Eileen Dodd explained how police think the accident unfolded at the intersection.

Sungsuwan was traveling eastbound on his 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle along Squankum Yellowbrook Rd around 8:09 a.m., approaching the stop sign at the intersection at West Farms Rd.

Traffic on Squankum Yellowbrook Rd has the right of way.

Two vehicles were stopped at the intersection, facing each other.

A 2005 Honda CRV, operated by a 19 year-old woman from Eatontown was stopped at the stop sign, facing southwest, preparing to go straight across the intersection.

A 2009 Toyota Camry, operated by a 39 year-old woman from Howell, was stopped at the stop sign facing northeast, preparing to make a right turn onto Squankum Yellowbrook Rd.

The drivers of both cars told police that they did not see the motorcycle coming.

The Honda CRV entered the intersection and collided with the motorcycle. The motorcycle hit the front quarter panel of the Honda, and the Honda struck the Toyota near the driver side rear, as the Toyota had just entered the intersection, by beginning to make a right turn onto Squankum Yellowbrook Rd.

Sungsuwan was critically injured. Police officers performed CPR and the Howell Police EMS Unit and paramedics from MONOC continued lifesaving efforts as they transported him to Jersey Shore Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ptl. David McNeil of the Howell Township Police Department at 732-938-4111 of Agent Reginald Grant of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at 732-431-7160.

Assisting were Howell Police EMS, MONOC, Monmouth County SCART Team, Monmouth County Prosecutor Office and Adelphia Fire Company.

Amee Kapoor July 17, 2014 at 04:17 PM
I live nearby this intersection and I really hope a 4 way stop sign is placed... It is long overdue.....
Moms Thoughts July 17, 2014 at 07:06 PM
Is it just me, or is there something terribly wrong with your font/print? I can barely decode the article.
Dynamo July 20, 2014 at 03:40 PM
Watch for Motorcycles and everything else. Pay attention to the road. Does anybody audit the driving instructors these days? Clearly kids aren't learning the proper rules of the roads, including turn signals and stopping BEHIND the stop LINE!
Chris ODonnell July 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM
I've been riding MC s for 33 years(been in 1 accident-not my fault) and I've come to know that most car drivers just don't respect us. We are considered a nuisance like bicycles or pedestrians- we're just in the way!

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