LAKEWOOD – A township man was sentenced to state prison for leaving the scene of a crash which killed a passenger.
Mashon Wilson, 30, of Lakewood, was sentenced to six years for Causing a Death While Driving with a Suspended License as well as Leaving the Scene, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office reported.
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, Shana Lee, 49, and Iyanna Hall, 30. 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 had previously been charged with stealing 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.
He received four years in prison for that crime. These sentences will run at the same time.
Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer acknowledged the efforts of Senior Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Schron who handled the case on behalf of the State, as well as the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Victim Witness Advocacy Unit, Lakewood Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit.
He was also sentenced to 45 days in Ocean County Jail with credit for time served, and suspended his driving privileges for six months for the Driving While Suspended charge.
Lee and Hall were charged with Hindering Wilson’s Apprehension and Prosecution. Their day in court hasn’t happened yet; charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.