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March 31, 2016

South Jersey Warriors’ Watch Riders member dies after motorcycle crash

Tom O’Brien III, 59, was involved in a crash while preparing for a ride to welcome home a fellow veteran

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A disabled military veteran and member of the Warriors’ Watch Riders, a motorcycle group that leads processions honoring military veterans and law enforcement, was killed in a crash over the weekend while preparing for another veteran's 'welcome home' ride.

According to the Courier-Post, the victim, Tom O'Brien III, 59, of Runnemede, Camden County, was an active member of the Warriors’ Watch Riders group having participated in group rides "at least once a week." 

The rides included welcoming returning veterans, fundraising events and funeral processions. Fellow riders will honor O'Brien III on March 31 and April 1.

The Courier-Post reported that O'Brien was riding his motorcycle Saturday to prepare for a group event when he was involved in a collision with a car on the Black Horse Pike in Haddon Heights, Camden County. He was taken to Copper University Hospital and died Sunday.

On Thursday at around 6 p.m. the riders will gather for a flag line outside the Lewis Funeral Home on Main Street in Moorestown for a viewing of his body, and Friday morning at 10 a.m., riders will lead an procession from the funeral home to Christ Our Light Roman Catholic Church in Cherry Hill for a burial mass.

Read the full Courier-Post report here.