Fatal Crash Under Investigation in Stafford Township

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on Wednesday, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash on Stafford Avenue near Hilliard Boulevard.

An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Stafford Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit revealed that a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt being driven by Jeydon Lowe, 24, of Barnegat was traveling eastbound on Stafford Avenue at a high rate of speed.

Lowe lost control of the vehicle as he was attempting to negotiate a right hand turn and the rear of the vehicle struck a tree.

Lowe sustained minor injuries and was taken to Southern Ocean County Medical Center for treatment.

A passenger in the front seat of the vehicle Robert Parlin, 24, of Little Egg Harbor was pronounced dead at the scene.

This motor vehicle crash is still under investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Stafford Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit.