A 61-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash Friday evening in Atlantic County, State Police said.
Robert Mercogliano was headed north on State Highway 54 on his Harley Davidson as a Chrysler minivan was turning from Pancoast Mill Road onto the southbound side of the highway in Buena Borough, Trooper Alejandro Goez said.
The two collided at the intersection around 6 p.m., Goez said. Mercogliano of Vineland died at the scene, he said.
Mercogliano was "on his way to help others" and "doing what he loved most -- riding," at the time of the crash, his wife, Wendy Gallagher, said in a Facebook tribute.
"Wait for me up there," she wrote. "I love you most.♥️"
"Bob was a great man and helped so many people," Jessica Walker commented. "And it always showed how much he loved you."
The crash remains under investigation.
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