TOMS RIVER – Township police and Ocean County authorities are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit and run that took place in the wee hours of the morning. The incident left a 28-year-old woman dead.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Toms River Township Chief of Police Mitch Little confirmed the incident happened at around 2:10 a.m. on October 23 in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Route 70.
Authorities said the woman was found in the roadway upon arrival at the scene.
According to a witness, the vehicle that struck her was dark colored to the front passenger side and included an inoperable passenger side headlight and hood damage.
Police said the driver who fled is described as a tall, thin, white male, with blonde or reddish hair.
First responders immediately rendered aid to the victim along with EMS/Medics, and a pulse was initially regained. The unidentified victim was taken to Southern Monmouth Medical Center where she was later pronounced.
Police urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of the vehicle and/or its operator to contact Detective Anthony Carrington of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit at 732- 929-2027, ext. 3257, or Toms River Police Officer Corporal Robert Westfall at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Toms River Township Police Detective Bureau at 732-349-0150.
This is an active and ongoing investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Toms River Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office.