JACKSON – A Howell Township woman is dead and a Jackson man is being sought following a vehicle crash in Jackson on Christmas Eve.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer reported at approximately 6 p.m. on December 24, the Jackson Police Department were summoned to the area of Cedar Swap Road and I-195 for a report of a motor vehicle crash with serious injuries.
Billhimer said that the results of an investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit and the Jackson Police revealed that a 2010 Mercedes Benz driven by Norman Shtab, 83, of Howell Township, was exiting I-195 at Exit 21.
As Schtab was making a left hand turn on to Cedar Swap Road, his vehicle collided with a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado fled on foot.
Further investigation revealed that the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado is believed to be Roberto Alcazar-Sanchez, 27, of Jackson. Gerardo Castillo-Mendoza, 30, of Wrightstown, who was a passenger in the Chevrolet Silverado, was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center, treated for his injuries and released.
Schtab and his wife Phyllis Shtab, 81, who was a passenger in his vehicle were transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. Schtab was treated for his injuries and released but on December 26, his wife succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at Jersey Shore Medical Center.
“We are currently trying to positively identify and locate the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado. This is an active and ongoing investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Jackson Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit,” Billhimer said.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Anthony Carrington of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027 or Officer Tristan Bennett of the Jackson Township Police Department at 732-928-1111.