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Three dead in crash involving tow truck in Toms River (NJ) UPDATED

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Three dead in crash involving tow truck in Toms River


A collision between a tow truck and another vehicle claimed the lives of three people in Toms River early Friday, a law enforcement official said.


The accident occurred at Hospital Drive and Lakehurst Road shortly before 12:30 a.m.


Since the beginning of 2020, Toms River has seen the most fatal crashes in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Friday’s collision makes it 18.


There are no further details at this time. Serveral Resources posted the same info.

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3 Killed In Toms River Crash Overnight:


The crash early Friday morning shut down Lakehurst Road, police said.


TOMS RIVER, NJ — Authorities are investigating a crash that killed three people early Friday in Toms River, Toms River police said.

The crash at the intersection of Lakehurst Road and Hospital Drive was reported at 12:25 a.m., said Jillian Messina, media relations specialist for the Toms River Police Department.


Three people died at the crash site, Messina said. She did not provide any identifying information on the victims as efforts to notify their families were continuing.


Toms River Police EMS also responded to the crash, she said.


Toms River Police Traffic Safety Officer Terry Warren and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office are investigating and more information will be provided later, she said.



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On Friday, July 22, 2022, at approximately 12:25 AM, police and EMS units were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Lakehurst Road and Hospital Drive.


The initial investigation revealed Tina Dung, 21 of Maryland, was stopped for the traffic light before she proceeded through the red signal and collided with a Legacy Towing flatbed wrecker heading east on Lakehurst Road. The three passengers in Ms. Dung’s car, all citizens of China, were sadly killed as a result of the collision. The 54 year old male, 52 year old female, and a 23 year old male victims were all from same family.


Neither driver showed signs of impairment. Ms. Dung sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident. She received a citation for Failure to Observe a Traffic Signal. Neither the driver nor passenger of the tow truck were injured. The crash remains under investigation by Toms River Police Traffic Safety Officers, Corporal Terry Warren and Michael Cassidy, and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office. Also assisting at the scene was Toms River Fire Company, the Ocean County Sheriff CSI Unit, and the Ocean County Medical Examiner's Office.


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