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85-Year-Old Woman Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Spring Lake Heights

Spring Lake

By: Richard L. Smith 

Authorities are investigating an incident in which an 85-year-old female pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle in Spring Lake Heights.AdThe incident was announced in a joint statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago and Spring Lake Heights Police Department Chief Edward W. Gunnell on Sunday.

Police said the collision occurred on Saturday, May 25, at approximately 1:20 p.m., when officers from the Spring Lake Heights Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle-versus-pedestrian accident at the intersection of Old Mill Road and Allaire Road. 

According to the investigation, a 70-year-old man driving a 2023 Nissan Rogue was making a left turn from southbound Old Mill Road onto eastbound Allaire Road when he struck the pedestrian who was crossing Allaire Road.

The female pedestrian was pronounced deceased at 1:56 p.m.AdThe driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.

The investigation is ongoing and involves members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and the Spring Lake Heights Township Police Department.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact MCPO Agent Reginald Grant at 800-533-7443 or Spring Lake Heights Police Department Sergeant Casey Willms at 732-449-6161, ext. 4931.