An off-duty South Jersey police officer died Saturday night after losing control of his motorcycle and getting struck by a pickup truck driven by a Burlington County detective, New Jersey State Police said.
Moorestown Officer Craig Berner, 52, lost control of his 1995 Honda about 10 p.m. on Burlington County Route 614, also known as Westfield Road, in the township, police said. After Berner fell from his motorcycle, which was traveling east on Route 614, he landed in a westbound lane, where he was struck by a Ford F-150 driven by William McGovern, 60, of Mount Laurel. McGovern is a detective with the Burlington County Prosector's Office, according to police. Berner died at the scene.