On Monday, July 4, 2022, at approximately 1448 hours, officers of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Heritage Minerals, also known as Asarco, for a single dirt bike crash. Upon arrival, officers located an orange 2019 KTM 250 dirt bike on the ground in a wooded area alongside of a dirt trail. The operator was ejected from the dirt bike and found lying in the wooded area a distance from the dirt bike. The operator of the dirt bike was identified as, 22-year-old Deivid Barbosa-Pereira of Newark, NJ. Mr. Barbosa-Pereira suffered extensive legs injuries and was medevaced to Jersey Shore University Hospital for further treatment. The investigation revealed that Mr. Barbosa-Pereira was operating the KTM dirt bike in Asarco, on private property, when he lost control of the dirt bike and struck a tree causing him to be ejected from the bike. At the time of the crash, Mr. Barbosa-Pereira was wearing a motorcycle helmet.
Assisting at the scene were EMT’s from the Manchester Township Division of Emergency Medical Services, Fire Fighters from the Manchester Township Division of Emergency Medical Services, Whiting Volunteer Fire Department Fire Police, Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, Manchester Volunteer Fire Department, Paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The investigation into the crash is still ongoing, but at this point, the unsafe operation of the dirt bike on private property is the contributing factor in the crash. This crash is being investigated by Patrolman Conner Yatauro of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit.