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UPDATE: One Killed in Toms River Pedestrian Strike

Toms River

Police are investigating a pedestrian strike that killed one in Toms River on Tuesday night.

According to police officials, on Tuesday, February 8, at approximately 10:25 p.m., police units were dispatched to the intersection of Bay Avenue and Twin Oaks Drive for a reported motor vehicle accident. 

The initial investigation revealed Ashley Beams, 31, of Toms River, was traveling east on Bay Avenue when she failed to maintain her lane, traveling in the shoulder, and struck a pedestrian who was parked retrieving something from his vehicle. 

According to police officials, the vehicles traveled approximately 96 feet before coming to rest. The victim was pronounced at the scene.

Police said that Ms. Beams was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of injuries she sustained in the crash. 

The Ocean County Sheriff Criminal Investigation Unit also assisted at the scene. 

The incident remains under investigation by Toms River Traffic Safety Officer Ryan Fitzgerald and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office. Charges are pending at this time.

The victims' name will not be released at this time pending next of kin notification.