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One Dead, Another Critical in U.S. 9 Crash in Monmouth County

Manalapan Township

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office has been notified of a crash that killed one person and sent another to the hospital suffering severe injuries on a highway in Manalapan Saturday night. 

The violent collision happened around 9:40 p.m. near the intersection of U.S. 9 and Smallwood Lane. 

Police said when emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found one person severely injured, then later pronounced dead and another victim ejected from the crashed vehicle at that location. 

According to police, a medivac helicopter ejected the critically injured patient to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment while police closed the intersection off for the crash investigation. 

The cause of the wreck is under investigation.