Prosecutor: Pedestrian Couple Dies in Accident

An Atlantic Highlands couple died as the result of being struck by a motor vehicle Friday evening, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

John Grogan, 60, and his spouse, Barbara Grogan, 59, of Atlantic Highlands, were attempting to cross the intersection from the northbound direction of Route 36 and Grand Avenue at 8:07 p.m. on Friday when they were struck by an eastbound-traveling 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, driven by Dylan Rieger, 27, of the Belford section of Middletown.

Rieger was uninjured in the collision and remained on scene. 

The area around the collision was closed down for approximately 5.5 hours for the investigation. The westbound lanes were reopened at 12:45 a.m. and the area was fully reopened at about 1:30 a.m. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, and Atlantic Highlands Police Department and the Monmouth County Serious Collision 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 Agent Reginald Grant at 800-533-7443, or Atlantic Highlands Police Department Sergeant Brian Phair at 732-291-1212.

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