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Investigation Underway for Fatal Route 66, Neptune Township Crash

Neptune Township

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Monmouth County authorities announced that law enforcement officials are requesting the community’s help from anyone who may have witnessed a fatal crash on Route 66 in Neptune Township Tuesday night.

According to Neptune Township Police, on January 24, at approximately 9:56 p.m., officers responded to a crash at the intersection of Route 66 and Neptune Boulevard.

Police say the investigation revealed that a 33-year-old female driver was driving a 2014 Honda Civic eastbound on Route 66 through the intersection of Neptune Boulevard.

Simultaneously, a 52-year-old male resident of the Wanamassa section of Ocean Township was riding an Ecotric Starfish Electric Bicycle southbound on Neptune Boulevard through the intersection of Route 66 when he collided with the front driver’s side corner of the Civic, propelling him onto the hood and windshield of the vehicle.

According to officials, the male bicyclist was transported to a local hospital; he later succumbed to his injuries at 1:13 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25.

The female driver was uninjured in the crash and remained on the scene.

No summonses or criminal charges have been issued at this time.