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Motorcyclist Crashes, Dies In Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Chase

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Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Photo Credit: COURTESY: PIP Police

FORT LEE, N.J. -- A 33-year-old East Harlem man who crashed his motorcycle and died after he and another rider sped away from pursuing Palisades Interstate Parkway police was identified early Tuesday evening.

Marlon M. Quiros was killed when he crashed at the Fort Lee off-ramp just after midnight Tuesday, leaving "a large debris field," Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said.


UPDATE (6/29/2017): Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives tracked down and charged a New York City motorcyclist who they said took off after his companion was killed in a crash in Fort Lee following a police chase down the Palisades Interstate Parkway.


Quiros and the other motorcyclist were speeding on the southbound PIP when Officer Martin Clancy tried to stop the pair in the Alpine section, Grewal said.

The chase "continued for several miles," with Clancy "losing site of the motorcycle at various points in the pursuit," PIP Police Chief Michael Coppola said.

Officer Kevin Condus assisted as Clancy neared Exit 1 in Englewood Cliffs, the chief said.

As they continued south toward the George Washington Bridge, the officers found the debris filed and Quiros's body at the Fletcher Avenue off-ramp, said Grewal, whose Fatal Accident Investigations Unit handled the investigation.

The unit was assisted by members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification, who collected evidence.

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