An overnight crash in Ocean Township fatally injured an off-duty Deal police captain after he lost control of his car and crashed into a utility pole.
Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on State Highway 71 southbound, north of Perrine Avenue this morning at approximately 12:33 a.m.
The single car collision involved a 2007 Acura TSX that was operated by Earl B. Alexander 4th, 38 of Deal, NJ.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was traveling southbound on State Highway 71 approaching the intersection of Perrine Avenue. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway, flipped on its side and struck a utility pole.
Alexander died as a result of his injuries sustained in the collision.
He was the Captain of the Deal Police Department.
The collision is being investigated by Officer Alisa Antunez of the Township of Ocean Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Monmouth County Serious Collision Response Team.
Anyone that may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Traffic Safety Bureau at 732-531-1800.