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DEVELOPING: Three Killed in Toms River Car Crash

Toms River

Ocean County authoritites are investigating the cause of a crash that killed three individuals in Toms River on Friday morning. 

The two-vehicle collision occurred near the intersection of Lakehurst Road and Hospital Drive shortly before 12:30 a.m. 

Emergency repsonders rushed to the scene and found a tow truck and a sedan involved in a collision with both vehicles heavily damaged.

Firefighters unsuccessfully worked frantically to free occupants inside the vehicles. Police confirmed three people died at the scene. 

The cause of the wreck is under an active and ongoing investigation.