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Former State Trooper Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Butler man worked for state police for 28 years.

Former State Trooper Killed in Motorcycle Crash

resident and former state police trooper Preston Fairlamb Jr. was killed in a motorcycle accident in Hardyston Sunday that also left his wife, Kathleen Fairlamb, injured, according to NJ.com.

NJ.com reported that Preston Fairlamb, 64, was driving his 2001 Harley Davidson south on Route 94, his 64-year-old wife a passenger, when he was allegedly struck by a car traveling north being driven by Kenneth Arent, 55, of Vernon. Preston Fairlamb was transported to St. Clare's Hospital in Sussex where he was pronunced dead, according to NJ.com, and Arent and Kathleen Fairlamb were transported separately to Morristown Medical Center.

A spokesman for Morristown Medical Center confirmed Monday that Kathleen Fairlamb is listed in serious condition while Arent is listed in good condition. A call to the Fairlamb residence was not immediately returned Monday.

Sgt. Brian Polite of the New Jersey State Police said Fairlamb worked as a state trooper for 28 years, retiring in 2002.

"The majority of his career was spent in Troop B," Polite said.

Troop B includes northern New Jersey and Polite said Fairlamb had served as station commander for both the Newark and Totowa stations at different points in his career with the state police. Polite said Fairlamb was a lieutenant when he retired.

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