Vernon man killed in motorcycle crash

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HARDYSTON — An assistant supervisor for the Vernon Township Dept. of Public Works was killed in a motorcycle crash on Thursday night in Hardyston Township.

Police said Alexander, 48, was traveling south on Route 94 on a 2006 Big Dog Motorcycle when a collision occurred with a 2007 Lexus opoerated by Efrain Gines, 25, of Hardyston.

The Lexus also had two other passengers.

Police said Alexander was ejected off the motorcycle was treated at the scene by St. Clar'es First Aid Squad and Paramdedics and pronounced dead at Morristown Medical Center.

Gines and two other passengers refused medical treatment at the scene of the crash, which is under investigation by Hardyston Townshipo police and the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office.

According to a Facebook post from Vernon Township, Alexander has been an "assistant supervisor for the DPW and a dedicated employe since 2001.

Tony will be deeply missed by his family, friends and our entire Vernon Community," Vernon Township Mayor Harry Shortway said. "Tony took great pride in his work and was a highly skilled craftsman and machine operator. He was a perfectionist."

Alexander recently remodeled and built the Vernon Deli and owned a landscaping company that he worked wish his son, Tony. He also was a former member of the Hamburg Fire Dept., involved with the Friday Night Mix Bowling League in Warwick, N.Y. and was part of Team "Wild Thing" Demo Derby and was chief of the pit crew. He was in his first derby this summer at the Sussex County Fairgounds.

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