UPDATE: Police ID Motorcyclist Who Died in Route 35 Bridge Crash
Motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed early Wednesday morning, police said
A 40-year-old man was killed early Wednesday morning when the motorcycle he was driving struck a guardrail on the Route 35 bridge, Belmar police said.
The man, identified by police Thursday as Roonieel Salles, of Neptune, was traveling southbound on the bridge when he lost control of the motorcycle and hit the guardrail, police said.
Salles, who was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at 2:47 a.m., police said.
Route 35 was closed until 5:40 a.m. The investigation into the accident is continuing, police said.
Services will be handled by the Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home in Neptune, a representative said Thursday.
A funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 7, at Holy Innocents Church, Highway 33 in Neptune, according to the obituary.
There are no viewing hours at the funeral home.