The Jackson Township Police Department is currently investigating a single-vehicle motor vehicle crash causing two occupants to be hospitalized.
At approximately 1920 hours, officers responded to Monmouth Road for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a single vehicle into the wooded area off of the right side of the road. Upon officer’s arrival, a 1994 green Mercury Cougar was located off of the road which struck multiple trees. Both occupants were entrapped within the vehicle and needed to be extricated by responding emergency personnel. The occupants were identified as:
Driver: Ronald Nastasi Age 23 of Toms River, NJ
Passenger: Lauren Citrano Age 22 of Toms River, NJ
Initial investigation revealed that driver one was traveling northbound on Monmouth Road in the right lane when for unknown reasons he left the roadway (right). Vehicle one continued through the grass area where it struck a tree and was brought to rest. Both occupants were sent via medevac to the hospital.
At this time, the crash remains under investigation by Officer Lasko #252, Officer S. Cilento #274 and Sergeant Vidalis #251 of the Traffic Safety Unit.