Ocean County Man Dies After N.Y. Police Chase

Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

  LAKEWOOD – Police are investigating the death of an Ocean County man who crashed his truck as a result of a police on a chase through several New York towns.

  The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car crash on April 28, with reports saying a pickup truck crashed into barriers at the Saratoga National Historical Park and took off from park rangers.

  Stillwater Police said they saw the truck on Route 4 and fled south through the Village of Stillwater and continued into Merchantville before the crash.

  The driver, identified as Robert A. Sanders, 48, of Lakewood, was found deceased at the scene. Although the cause of death is unclear at this time, police said that Sanders struck multiple signs with his pickup truck and hit a guardrail near Route 9 and Goldfoot Road in the Town of Malta, New York.

  Police ask if anyone has information about Sanders to call the sheriff’s office.