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Mahwah Man, 62, Killed In Ramapo Mountains ATV Crash Identified

Two Mahwah police officers found the rider's body.
Two Mahwah police officers found the rider's body. Photo Credit: Jerry DeMarco

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.J. -- A Mahwah contractor was killed after being pinned beneath his ATV in Hillburn during his daily ride in the Ramapo Mountains, township police who found him said Tuesday.

Gregory Morris, 62, was reported missing by his wife at 10:40 p.m. Monday after he didn't return from his 3 p.m. ride, Mahwah Police Chief James Batelli told Daily Voice.

"She was concerned that he had not returned home yet and she could not contact him on his cell," Batelli said.

Police pinged the cellphone carried by Morris, who'd gone riding at the top of Stag Hill in Mahwah, which abuts Hilllburn and Ramapo, N.Y., and placed it about 1,000 feet into Hillburn, the chief said.

Mahwah Sgt. Stacy Conley and Officers Mazen Kandis, Kevin Tielemans and Timothy Letavish, along with the township Patrol Services Unit, joined Ramapo police and the New Jersey Search and Rescue Team.

Soon after, Letavish and Tielemans, riding an off-road vehicle, found Morris pinned under the ATV.

Morris "showed no vital signs and was pronounced at the scene by New York authorities who also responded," Batelli said. 

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