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Child Killed in Crash on Garden State Parkway in Lakewood

Lakewood Township

Ocean County authorities have confirmed the death of a child that resulted from a crash on a highway in Lakewood Township Saturday night. 

A preliminary investigation indicated that the collision happened just before 10:20 p.m. at exit 89 in Lakewood.

NJ State Police arrived at the scene and found the overturned car with the female driver and child out of the vehicle. 

The unidentified boy -around 9-yers old- was administered CPR at the scene then rushed to Ocean Medical Center in Brick, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. 

NJ State Police and Ocean County authorities closed that portion of the highway to conduct a fatal crash investigation. 

There were no other severe injuries reported.