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UPDATE: Three Chinese Nationals Killed in Ocean County Crash

By rlsmetro on
Ocean County

Authoritites in Ocean County are investigating a crash that killed three residents from China in Toms River Friday morning. 

According to police, on Friday, July 22, at approximately 12:25 AM, police and EMS units were dispatched to a severe motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Lakehurst Road and Hospital Drive.

Police said the initial investigation revealed  Ms. Tina Dung, 21, of Maryland, was stopped for the traffic light before she proceeded through the red signal and collided with a Legacy Towing flatbed wrecker heading east on Lakehurst Road.

"The three passengers in Ms. Dung’s car, all citizens of China, were sadly killed due to the collision." 

The 54-year-old male, 52-year-old female, and 23-year-old male victims were all from the same family.

Police said neither driver showed signs of impairment. Ms. Dung sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident. She received a citation for Failure to Observe a Traffic Signal.

According to police, neither the driver nor passenger of the tow truck were injured.

The crash remains under investigation by Toms River Police Traffic Safety Officers, Corporal Terry Warren  and Michael Cassidy, and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office.