Woman Dies While Crossing Route 37 In Toms River

TOMS RIVER – A township woman is dead after being hit by a car while she was crossing Route 37 Saturday night.

Toms River Township Police confirm 45-year-old Cheryl Cwiklik was taken to Community Medical Center where she succumbed from serious injuries.

According to police department spokesperson Jillian Messina, Cwiklik was struck as she and her husband, 48-year-old Kenneth Robinson, were crossing Route 37 at the intersection with Route 166 shortly before 11 p.m.

Police said 22-year-old Charles R. Jordan the fourth of Manchester was driving his 2006 Nissan Altima in the westbound lane. It appears from the investigation that as he approached the intersection, the traffic light turned green and he proceeded through when he struck Cwiklik.

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Eyewitnesses to the incident told police that when Cwiklik and Robinson began to cross 37, the traffic signal had in fact just changed to green.

The New Jersey State Police responded to the crash along with Toms River Police and state troopers administered CPR to Cwiklik. Toms River EMS and Monoc paramedics continued CPR on the way to the hospital.

Jordan was fully corporative with the authorities investigating and was sent to Community Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Robinson was unharmed in the crash, according to Messina.

The probe continues by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer Adam Koeppen and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the crash.