Freeholder's Bloodwork Results Come Back Negative, State Police Say
Freeholder John P. Kelly was involved in May 18 accident that killed a Barnegat motorcyclist
Alcohol and drug tests done on Freeholder John P. Kelly following a May 18 accident that killed a Barnegat motorcyclist have come back "clean," State Trooper Christopher Kay said.
"It was negative for any type of alcohol or drugs," he said.
The investigation into the accident that took the life of William D. Kolb will probably be completed within the next several weeks," Kaye said.
"It's in the final stages," he said. "The detectives have to make sure they cross their T's and dot their I's. Then they will submit the final report."
Once the report is submitted, State Police detectives and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office will decide whether any summonses will be issued, Kaye said.
State Police had previously said it could take six to 8 weeks for toxicological tests to be completed. Kelly consented to the procedure, which is standard protocol in fatal accidents, state police have said.
Kolb, 24, was thrown from his motorcycle after it collided with the SUV driven by Kelly, state police have said.
Trooper Joseph Mezzo has said that Kolb was southbound on Route 9 on his black 2011 Harley Davidson at approximately 6:35 p.m. on May 18, near mile marker 65.5. Kolb attempted to pass the vehicle in front of him, then collided with the right fender of Kelly's 2005 SUV when he tried to return to the lane of traffic, he said.
Kelly, 61, West Creek, was northbound on Route 9 and was attempting to make a left turn into the West Creek Deli when the collision occurred, Mezzo said.
Kelly previously described the accident as "traumatic."