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UPDATE: Asbury Park Senior Man Killed in Garden State Parkway Crash in Holmdel

Holmdel Twp.

By: Richard L. Smith

State Police in NJ has launched an investigation into a crash that killed an elderly man on a highway in Holmdel this afternoon. 

State Police officials said Troopers responded to reports of a crash around 1:11 pm on the Garden State Parkway southbound express lanes near milepost 117.5, Holmdel.  Based on a preliminary investigation, police said Mr. Francis Pescatore, 75,  of Asbury Park, operated an Infiniti passenger car south in the express lanes of the Garden State Parkway.

In the area of milepost 117.5, state police said Pescatore‘s, vehicle struck the right guardrail, ran off the road to the left, struck the guardrail and traveled down an embankment and draining culvert.

State Police said as a result of the crash, the  Pescatore sustained fatal injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.