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Deadly Crash on Route 72 in Barnegat Township Under Investigation

Barnegat Township


By: Tracie Carter

Barnegat Township authorities are currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred late Saturday evening on Route 72 near West Bay Avenue.

According to a preliminary investigation, emergency responders were dispatched to the scene following reports of a collision at approximately 10:40 p.m. 

 Upon arrival, they discovered a vehicle that had veered off the road and entered a wooded area, colliding with trees. Tragically, despite medical personnel's efforts to perform CPR, one individual was pronounced dead at the scene.

The exact cause of the collision has not yet been determined and remains under active investigation by Ocean County officials.

Details surrounding the circumstances leading up to the crash are yet to be revealed as authorities work to piece together the sequence of events.

No other severe injuries were reported.