Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on April 10, 2023, at approximately 8:45 p.m., the Toms River Township Police Department responded to the area of Whitesville Road and Jumping Brook Drive for a report of a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle. An investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Toms River Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, determined that Howard Dasheff, 67, of Brooklyn, New York, was wearing dark clothing while attempting to cross outside a designated crosswalk on Whitesville Road when he was struck by a 2021 Chevrolet Camaro being operated by Scott McIvor, Jr., 22, of Jackson Township. Mr. Dasheff was transported to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Mr. McIvor was not injured, remained on the scene and exhibited no outward signs of impairment.
This matter remains under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Toms River Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit.