Prosecutor: Pedestrians Injured in Crash; Two Children Critical

A 59-year-old woman and two children were severely injured after being struck by a motor vehicle in Keyport on Tuesday afternoon, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

On January 8, at approximately 3:12 p.m., Debbie Triano, 59, of Keyport, was walking with her two grandchildren on Main Street, when they were all struck by a northbound 2008 black Acura TL driven by Kathy L. Ascolese, 22, also of Keyport.

The youngest of the grandchildren was being pushed by his grandmother in a convertible stroller/car seat. As a result of the impact with the vehicle, the stroller’s seat became dislodged from the stroller’s frame and became airborne, landing a substantial distance from the initial impact.  

All victims, including a minor passenger inside the driver’s vehicle, were transported to the hospital for treatment. Triano and her two young grandchildren remain hospitalized for their injuries. The young children are in critical condition with multiple injuries, while Triano remains stable. Ascolese also remains hospitalized for observation.

The crash remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Keyport Police Department along with the Monmouth County Serious Crash Analysis Response Team (SCART).

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information to assist the investigative team is urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Kristian DeVito or Agent Reginald Grant at 800-533-7443, or Keyport Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-264-0706.

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office