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NJ AG Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Police Vehicle in Long Branch


By: Najla Alexander

Authorities in NJ announced the Attorney General’s Office is investigating a fatal collision involving a police vehicle that occurred Monday, August 14, in Long Branch, where one woman sustained fatal injuries.

Her identity is not being released at this time.

According to the preliminary investigation, officials said, the Long Branch Police were dispatched in response to a 911 call received on Monday at 3:59 a.m., reporting a break-in of a residence by an armed person.

As officers were responding in marked police vehicles, one of the law enforcement vehicles was involved in a collision with a vehicle believed to be operated by a suspect from the reported incident, according to officials.

Authorities say a passenger in the civilian vehicle was seriously injured during the crash, which took place in the area of MacArthur and Elmwood Avenues.

She was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, where she was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:12 a.m., officials say.

The driver was taken into custody and transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment.

According to officials, the officer in the involved police vehicle was also taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of injuries from the crash and has been released.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further information is being released at this time.Ad