LAKEWOOD – A local man who was already facing theft charges was indicted yesterday for Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident that happened in 2018.
Mashon Wilson, 29, of Lakewood, was indicted for Causing a Death While Driving with a Suspended License as well as for the charge of leaving the scene, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office reported.
Two Lakewood women, Shana Lee, 49, and Iyanna Hall, 30, were charged in the same indictment with Hindering Wilson’s Apprehension and Prosecution.
The incident happened at 7 a.m. on Nov. 25, 2018, near the intersection of West County Line Road and Cedar Road. Police said a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban had crashed into a tree. The driver was critically injured and the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. However, there had been another vehicle involved in the incident, a 2018 Nissan Sentra, which had left the scene.
The car was traced to a home in Lakewood. Inside was Wilson, Lee and Hall. Lee and Hall told police it was Lee who was driving the car, and that she left the scene of the crash. This turned out not to be correct.
Wilson is also facing charges that he stole 23 Samsung tablets and $400 in cash from the Bnos Yisroel School in Lakewood. When he was being arrested, officers also found goods from a December burglary of an office located on River Avenue.
Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer acknowledged the efforts of Senior Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Schron, the Lakewood Township Police Department, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit.
All defendants are innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.