Cops in Ocean County say a man was killed Tuesday evening when his motorcycle struck a utility pole.

The Manchester Township Police Department says their officers were called out to County Route 539 in Whiting around 6:45 for the report of an accident.

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At the scene, cops say they found a motorcycle on the northbound side of the road that had struck a utility pole near Lincoln Blvd.

The driver of the motorcycle, 32-year-old Phillip Gurganious of Browns Mills was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say numerous agencies assisted in the investigation of the accident, including the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office CSI Unit, the Ocean County Medical Examiner, Manchester Township EMS, and paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson.

The investigation into the crash continues. Anyone that may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact police.

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