Woman Killed Crossing Shorrock In Lakewood

(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)
(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)

LAKEWOOD – A local woman succumbed to injuries after being hit while crossing the road, police said.

Irene D. Perosi, 53, of Devon Court in Lakewood, was struck by a vehicle at around 5 p.m. on Dec. 5, according to a press release from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. She died shortly thereafter.

James W. Howell, 66, of Toms River, was driving a 2010 Mazda south on Shorrock Road when his vehicle struck Perosi, police said. He then pulled over and called 911.

Lakewood Patrolman Alex Guzman and Detective Brant Uricks from the prosecutor’s office responded.

No charges have yet been filed. Police took the driver’s blood for testing and searched the driver’s vehicle and phone. The police report noted that there are no crosswalks at the location and the lighting was poor.