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Authorities Identify Man Killed in Ocean Twp. Crash

Ocean Twp.

Authorities have identified the man killed in a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 35 overnight in Ocean Township.

Ocean Twp. officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on State Highway 35 northbound near the intersection of Herbert Avenue at approximately 1:52 a.m. today.

The single car collision involved a 1995 Ford Mustang which was operated by Malik J. Edwards, 25, of Eatontown.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was traveling northbound on State Highway 35 near the intersection of Herbert Avenue, when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle apparently left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

The driver, Edwards, died as a result of his injuries sustained in the collision.

The collision is being investigated by PO Alisa Martinez of the Township of Ocean Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau.

Anyone that may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Traffic Safety Bureau at (732) 531-1800.