Ocean County Man Dies In Howell Crash

Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

HOWELL – A Toms River man was struck and killed crossing Route 9 in Howell Tuesday night, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Cormic A. McCluskey, 48, was crossing from the eastbound side of Route 9 just south of Kent Road around 11:21 p.m. when a 2009 Subaru Legacy struck him. The prosecutor’s office identified the driver as Robert Velazquez, 42, also of Toms River.

McClusky was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:45 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Witnesses are asked to call Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Kristian DeVito at 800-533-7443, or Howell Police Department Officer Matthew Cherney of the Traffic Safety Division at 732-938-4575 ext. 2629.