Ocean County authorities are looking into a car crash that resulted in two fatalities overnight in Lakewood.
According to preliminary reports, the violent crash occurred just before 9 p.m. in the vicinity of Massachusetts Avenue and Cross Street where emergency responders rushed to the scene after receiving reports of a car crash with injuries.
Upon arrival, crews found a severely damaged vehicle that crashed into a tree at that location.
EMS rushed two victims to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus where doctors pronounced the pair dead a short time later
Authorities are attempting to determine if the Toms River Police Department were involved in a pursuit of the vehicle before the crash.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.