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LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP HIT-AND-RUN CRASH UNDER INVESTIGATION

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Lakewood Township Police Chief Gregory Meyer announced that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit-Vehicular Homicide Squad, Lakewood Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, are currently investigating a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that occurred in the early morning hours of June 16, 2024, in Lakewood Township.

On June 16, 2024, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Officers from the Lakewood Township Police Department were summoned to the area of Route 9 and First Street for a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.  Responding Officers discovered that a white four door sedan was traveling northbound on Route 9 when it struck a male victim who was attempting to cross Route 9 in a marked crosswalk.  The white sedan continued northbound on Route 9 and left  the scene.  As a result of the crash, the victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.  The victim is presently listed in critical condition.

Anyone in possession of information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Anthony Carrington of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027, extension 3257, or Officer Mark Gibson of the Lakewood Township Police Department at 732-363-0200.