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Lakewood Man Sentenced to Prison for Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

Lakewood Township

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on February 22, Mashon Wilson, 30, of Lakewood, was sentenced to six years New Jersey State Prison (NJSP) as a result of a previously entered guilty plea to Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death, relative to a motor vehicle crash that occurred on November 25, 2018, in Lakewood. 

Likewise, Wilson was sentenced to forty-five days in the Ocean County Jail with credit for time served, and suspended his driving privileges for a period of six months, regarding his guilty plea to Driving While Suspended, also in connection with the November 28, 2018 motor vehicle crash, officials said.

Additionally, Wilson was sentenced to four years NJSP as a result of his previously entered guilty plea to an unrelated charge of Burglary.

According to police, on November 25, 2018, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Lakewood Police responded to the area of West County Line Road and Cedar Road to investigate a two-vehicle accident involving a fatality. 

Police said that upon arrival, they found that a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban had crashed into a tree; the driver was critically injured, and the passenger was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Further investigation determined that the other vehicle involved in the accident, a 2018 Nissan Sentra, had fled the scene. 

Police traced the car to a residence in Lakewood. At the residence, they located Wilson and two other individuals -- Shayna Lee, 49 and Iyanna Hall, 30, both of Lakewood. Lee and Hall told police that Lee was the driver of the Nissan in question, and had left the scene of the accident.

Subsequent investigation revealed that Wilson was, in fact, the driver of the vehicle and that Lee and Hall had given false statements to the police. 

Lee and Hall were both charged with Hindering the Apprehension of Another by Giving a False Statement to a Police Officer. Those charges remain pending.