OC Law enforcement seeks help in identifying CR539 aggressive driver who contributed to fatal crash.
On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, there was a two vehicle crash that occurred in Lacey Twp. on Route 539 near mile marker 16. As a result of the crash Joseph Matthews, of Robbinsville, NJ, was killed and his wife, Nancy Matthews, was seriously injured. According to several witnesses, prior to the crash, a maroon colored vehicle was seen traveling northbound on Route 539, passing numerous vehicles including several vehicles at a single time.
Just prior to the crash, this vehicle was seen cutting in front of Matthew’s vehicle, causing him to swerve into oncoming traffic. This vehicle is being considered a contributing factor to the crash. Police are requesting anyone with information regarding the identity of the maroon vehicle and/or the driver to contact police. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Michael Proto, of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office – Vehicular Homicide Unit at (732) 929-2027 ext. 3144 or Ptl. Michael Verwey of the Lacey Twp. Police Department at (609) 693-6636.
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