New Jersey Man Indicted for Leaving Scene of Fatal Crash
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Mashon Wilson, 29, of Lakewood, was indicted by a grand jury on February 12, in connection with charges of Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5.1, as well as Causing a Death While Driving with a Suspended License in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:40-22a.
Additionally, official say Ms. Shana Lee, 49, and Ms. Iyanna Hall, 30, both of Lakewood, were charged in the same Indictment with Hindering Wilson’s Apprehension and Prosecution in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3a(7).
Officials say 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.
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 at 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.
Officials say at the residence, they encountered Wilson and two other individuals -Lee and Hall. Lee and Hall advised the officers that it was Lee who operated the Nissan in question, and that she in fact left the scene of the accident.
Subsequent investigation revealed that Wilson was the actual driver of the vehicle, and that Lee and Hall had given false statements to the police, thus hindering the investigation of the fatal accident.
Prosecutor Billhimer acknowledges the diligent efforts of Senior Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Schron who is handling the case on behalf of the State, as well as the Lakewood Township Police Department, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit for their outstanding police-work leading to the Indictment of Wilson, Lee, and Hall.