BARNEGAT – A Barnegat man has pled guilty to Vehicular Homicide for driving under the influence which resulted in the death of his passenger.
On March 25, 2020, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a call regarding single vehicle crash on Stafford Avenue near Hilliard Boulevard.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Stafford Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit performed an investigation which releveled that Jeydon Lowe, 24, of Barnegat, was driving at an extremely high rate of speed down Stafford Avenue. As Lowe attempted to make a right-hand turn, he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree, according to police.
The front seat passenger Robert Parlin, 24, of Little Egg Harbor, died due to his injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Lowe had sustained minor injuries and was taken to Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean County Medical Center in Stafford Township.
A search warrant was obtained for a draw of Lowe’s blood. On April 14, 2020, the results revealed that Lowe had a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of nearly .12 percent, which is over the legal limit of .08 percent.
On January 27, Lowe pled guilty to Vehicular Homicide. The State will be recommending a term of seven years New Jersey State Prison. In addition, Lowe also pled guilty to Driving While Intoxicated.