LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Police Department, along with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office, is actively investigating a fatal hit and run accident that claimed the life of a 15 year old boy.
Police Sargeant Gregory Staffordsmith said the accident was reported just after 9 p.m. Friday evening after two pedestrians were struck by what is being described as a dark in color newer style Jeep Cherokee.
Further investigation revealed that a local father and son were walking east along Oak Street when they were both struck by the Jeep as it was traveling east bound. The vehicle was last seen fleeing the area, south on Albert Avenue.
The father, identified as 37 year Jesus Lopez-Ramirez of Lakewood, sustained an injury to his elbow and was transported to a local hospital for treatment and further evaluation. However, his 15 year old son suffered significant bodily injury. Life saving measures were not successful and he succumbed to his injuries on scene.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lakewood Police Department at 732-363-0200.