Prosecutor: Fatal Tuesday Night Pedestrian Accident Under Investigation

A Tuesday night accident that killed a pedestrian is under investigation, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Wednesday.

At 5:49 p.m. on Jan. 30, Ocean Township police responded to the area of West Park Avenue on a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 68-year-old man was attempting to cross West Park Avenue in an undetermined direction when he was struck by a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan headed west. The Caravan, being driven by a 53-year-old male, was entering the center lane of traffic when the crash took place.

The pedestrian was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where later that evening he was pronounced dead at 8:32 p.m.

The driver operating the Caravan remained on scene. No charges or summonses have been issued with regard to the incident as of yet.

An investigation involving members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and the Ocean Township Police Department remains active. Anyone with information about this matter is being asked to contact MCPO Detective Kristian DeVito at 800-533-7443 or Ocean Township Police Department Officer Ryan Krug at 732-531-1800.

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