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Monmouth County Authorities Investigate Fatal Crash in Ocean Township

By rlsmetro on
Ocean Township

FREEHOLD – A 20-year-old Moorestown man died as a result of a motor vehicle accident along South Lincoln Avenue in Ocean Township early Saturday morning, announced Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Authorities said Dane M. Fante, 20, of Moorestown, was the passenger in a 2006 Audi AA8 driven by Jose R. Rivera, 21, of Lyndhurst, at approximately 2:39 a.m., when the vehicle veered off the eastbound roadway in the area of 223 South Lincoln Ave.

The vehicle struck multiple objects, including a tree, where the vehicle came to rest. Fante was pronounced dead at Monmouth medical Center at 3:24 a.m.

The driver, Rivera, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities said Fante and Rivera are students at Monmouth University.

The crash remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), and Ocean Township Police Department.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has information to assist the investigative team is urged to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Kristian DeVito at 800-533-7443 or Ocean Township Police Sergeant Todd Gregory at 732-531-1800.

UPDATED 9:45AM