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Blairstown Motorcyclist Killed in Hope Road Crash

Police continue to investigate a motorcycle crash on Hope Road that claimed the life of a 37-year-old Blairstown resident May 30th.

New Jersey State Police (NJSP) said Gerald Grenewicz died in the 2:20 p.m. crash in Hope, just past the Blairstown line of Hope Road, also known as County Route 521 along that section.

NJSP spokesperson Sgt. Philip Curry said an initial investigation indicated that Grenewicz was riding his motorcycle northbound when he veered to the left and struck a metal guardrail and then hit two trees.

Grenewicz was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle at the time of the accident. The accident occurred at milepost 2.3 in Harmony, Curry said.

Joe Phalon
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.

Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.

Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.

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