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Deadly Crash Under Investigation on NJ-72 in Barnegat Township

Barnegat Township

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office was notified of a crash that killed at least one person on a highway in Barnegat Township Thursday night. 

In preliminary reports, just before 10:10 p.m., emergency responders rushed o the NJ-72-near Warren Grove Road to investigate reports of a collision. 

Upon arrival, they found a crashed vehicle with one person outside the car suffering severe injuries at that location. 

The unidentified person was pronounced dead at the scene while rescue crews checked for trapped occupants inside the vehicle. 

Police have not immediately confirmed if a car struck the victim or if the person ejected from the vehicle at this time. 

The cause of the crash remains under an active and ongoing investigation.