PATERSON, NJ - A 24-year-old Paterson man remains in critical condition following a motorcycle crash he was involved Thursday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, Johnny Zea-Garay was operating a stolen 2017 Kawasaki motorcycle when he collided with a 2008 BMW at the intersection of 20th Avenue and Railroad Avenue at approximately 6:23 p.m.

While Zea-Gara was transported to Saint Joseph’s University Hospital by Paterson Fire Department EMS the drive of the BMW, Cristobal Gonzalez-Castella, 47, Paterson, was not injured.

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The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Department Traffic Bureau at 973-321-1112.

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