Pedestrian Struck In Toms River Succumbs To Injuries

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TOMS RIVER – A Pennsylvania woman who was hit by a car while she was crossing Hooper Avenue has died, police said.

  Ebony Shepherd, 34, of Johnstown, PA, was near the intersection of James Street at Hooper on November 26 when she climbed over the barrier and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

  Shepherd was taken to Community Medical Center but due to serious injuries, was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick. According to police, she died the next day.

  According to police, the driver of the vehicle had no signs of impairment and was not injured in the accident.

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  The Ocean County Sheriff Department’s CSI Unit also assisted at the scene. 

  The accident remains under investigation by Traffic Safety Officer Mark Nater and Patrolman Will Resetar.